More then 100 vegetable products sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled by The Mann Packaging Co for possible contamination with listeria.
A notification from the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is what sparked the recall. They notified about possible contamination of listeria monocytogenes.
The possible contaminated packages have “best if enjoyed” dates of 10/11/19 to 11/16/19.
The recalled products are packaged vegetables. They were sold under a variety of brand names. These names include Trader Joe’s, Signature Farms, Sysco, Marketside, O Organics, Mann’s, HEB, Del Monte, and Hungryroot.
According to the company no reported cases of illness have been linked with these products to date.
Listeriosis can be caused by the pathogenic bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Headaches, fevers, nausea, stiffness, diarrhea, and abdominal pain can be caused by this bacteria. For some people this infection can lead to death.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention people with weakened immune systems are most at risk. This includes pregnant women, newborns, and adults over the age of 65.
According to the CDC, about 1,600 people are infected by the bacteria every year and around 260 die.
Mann Packaging is encouraging customers to throw away any possible products that may be affected. You can call the company if you have any questions at 1-844-927-0707. You can also email the company on the website.