California vegetable supplier Mann Packing has announced and issued a vegetable recall on some of their package products that are sold at major supermarkets across the country. Some of their packaged vegetable goods may contain harmful bacteria called listeria.
Mann Packing products are sold across the country in major supermarkets including Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, Wal-Mart and Meijer.
The recall was issued after a single positive result was found in one of their products during a random testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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According to Mann Packing, they are issuing the recall for safety measures.
“Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution,” a representative said in a statement. “To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products.”
Items that could be affected are listed as having “best if used by” October 11 to October 23 as the expiration date.
Although there aren’t any reported illnesses related to Mann Packing products supermarkets carrying the brand are taking precautionary measures by pulling items from their shelves.
Wal-Mart recalled products
Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131328852
Broccoli Florets, 32 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131122344
Broccoli Florets, 12 oz bags; UPC code: 681131328845
Broccoli Slaw, 16 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131148207
Stir Fry Medley, 12 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131457460
Cauliflower Florets, 10 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131091381
Cauliflower 6/16 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131122320
Super Blend, 10 oz. bags; UPC code: 681131148368
Vegetable Medley, 2 lb. bags; UPC code: 681131457378
Vegetable Medley 9/12 oz.; UPC code: WM681131328791
Trader Joe’s recalled products
Kohlrabi Salad Blend, 10 oz. bags; UPC code: 0058 6146
Whole Foods Market recalled products
Whole Foods Market has recalled several of their salad products from 10 California stores such as the Veggie Power Blend, Sesame Chicken Power Salad, and Mexican Chicken Power Salad. These items were sold at their salad bars between September 28 and October 20.
To see a complete list of recalled products from Mann Packing, visit the FDA website.
If you believe you have purchased any of these products, contact the U.S Food & Drug Administration. You may also contact your supermarket’s regional offices.
What is Listeria?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria is a serious infection caused by eating food that has been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms of listeria include fever and diarrhea just like other forms of food poisoning. Other symptoms may include severe headaches, stiffness and abdominal pains.
According to the CDC, about 1,600 people become infected with listeria each year and about 260 die.