FDA: Possible listeria contamination of veggies sold at Trader Joe's, Safeway, Walmart
PORTLAND, Ore. – A California vegetable supplier is recalling its processed veggies sold at several different stores because of a possible listeria contamination, the Food & Drug Administration said.
The recall was issued Friday for vegetables from Mann’s Packaging, who supplies bagged veggies, salads, and snack trays for stores like Safeway/Albertson’s, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart.
So far, there have been no reports of illness linked to the possible contamination.
More than a dozen different brands have been recalled.
The recalled products from Mann Packaging have “best by” dates from Oct. 11- Oct 20. You can find a full list on the FDA’s website.
The FDA website gives more information about listeria:
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.
"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," Gina Nucci, Director of Corporate Marketing, said in a press release. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers."