Mann Packing Co., Inc. has issued a recall for a variety of vegetable products after the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned of a potential listeria contamination. Public health officials have not yet reported any illness associated with these products, but the items were sold to a variety of retailers in the United States and Canada, including H-E-B, Walmart and various other stores.
The recalled products have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of Oct. 11, 2019, to Nov. 16, 2019. Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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. Mann Packing is working with authorities to investigate the issue.
A full list of affected products and which retail chains they were sold at can be found at https://mannpackingproductlist11-2019.us/