Dozens of packaged veggie products under several brand names have been recalled due to a risk of Listeria contamination.
Mann Packing Co., which packages vegetables, ready-to-eat snacks, and heat-and-eat meals under various brand names, has recalled items in the U.S. and Canada in response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Impacted grocers include Walmart, Kroger, and Trader Joe’s. Affected brands include Del Monte, HEB, HEB Organic, Hungryroot, Kroger Organic, Mann’s, Mann’s Family Favorites, Mann’s Organic, Mann’s Snacking Favorites, Marketside, Marketside Organic, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco Imperial, Sysco Natural, and Trader Joe’s. See the complete product list below.
The recalled products have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of October 11, 2019 to November 16, 2019. The FDA says that no illnesses have been reported at this time, but anyone with affected products should dispose of them.
According to the FDA, affected products include:
Anyone with questions or comments can call the 24-hour customer service line at 1-844-927-0707 or email Mann Packing Co., Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mann Packing says that they are issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is 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. Mann Packing will continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue.
See complete recall information here.