General Mills Inc. has voluntarily recalled some Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans because one package tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product, but listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear after exposure.
The recalled Cascadian Farm green beans are sold in 10 ounce packages that were produced over two days in March 2014. They have “better used by” dates of 10APR2016 and 11APR2016. No other varieties or production dates of Cascadian Farm products are affected by this recall. They were sold nationwide.
If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or return it to the store where you purchased it for a refund. Then clean out your fridge and/or freezer with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can live and grow at those temperatures. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling the product.
If you ate any of this recalled product, monitor yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include flu-like fever and muscle aches, upset stomach or diarrhea, stiff neck, headache, confusion, and loss of balance. Pregnant women may only be very mildly sick with flu-like symptoms, but listeriosis can cause stillbirth and miscarriage. If you do experienced these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.