Meijer, Whole Foods, others recall packaged vegetables on listeria concerns

Brandon Parsons
October 24, 2017

The seafood meal bags are just a few of the almost 100 products being recalled by Mann Packing.

Walmart: 12-oz. bags of broccoli cauliflower florets, broccoli florets and stir fry medley are being recalled, along with 32-oz. bags of broccoli florets, 16-oz. bags of broccoli slaw, 10-ounce bags of cauliflower florets and super blend, 16-oz. bags of cauliflower and 2-lb. bags of vegetable medley. It includes products with "best if used by" dates of October 12-20, and other identifying factors. The recall comes after a single positive test by a food inspection agency. If you suspect that your product may be contaminated, you can check the Food and Drug Administration's full report, which has brand names, descriptions, and UPC codes.

"Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution", the company stated in the release. Vegetable products sold at Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joes, Walmart, and Meijer stores in at least six states are also being recalled, but as of Monday morning, none of those retailers has recalled products sold in Texas stores.

Triple-B is recalling broccoli florets, stir fry kits, veggie trays with cauliflower and veggie pack combos that were sold in store delis in Alaska.

Listeria is an organism that could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to children, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems. A listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased any recalled products are urged not to consume them, and to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Healthy individuals may also suffer short-term symptoms of headache and high fever. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers".

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