Listeria fears sparks recall of packed vegetables in Canada and US

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25 Oct 2017 --- US firm Mann Packing is recalling a variety of packed vegetables across North America as the company fears they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing has issued the voluntary recall in response to a single positive result found on one of its products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 

To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products, however, the recalled product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed throughout the US and Canada with “best if used by” dates from October 11-20 listed on the front of the packaging. 

For recalled products distributed at retail and foodservice, product names, UPC codes and “best if used by” dates are listed here.

Mann Packing is fully cooperating with US and Canadian health officials on this recall and is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product is removed from store shelves. 

Consumers who have purchased any recalled products listed below are urged not to consume them, discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

“As an owner of this company and a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority,” said Gina Nucci, Director of Corporate Marketing. “This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers.”

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