U.S.: Mann Packing recalls numerous vegetable products over listeria detection

October 23 , 2017

California-based Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling a large range of packaged vegetable products across the U.S. and Canada amid fears they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

Various store brands including Walmart, Trader Joe’s and H-E-B are affected.

Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of its products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products,” it said.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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

Mann Packing is fully cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials on this recall and is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are removed from store shelves, the FDA said.

“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,” director of corporate marketing Gina Nucci said.

“This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers.”

To see the full list of affected products and brands, click here.

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