December 14, 2019

Growers Express Recalls More Fresh Veggies For Listeria

Growers Express is expanding their recall of some fresh veggies for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The original recall was issued on July 1, 2019. There are no illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall or the earlier recall.

Further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the bacteria found a single retail sample that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has expanded the list of recalled products to include certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets, and fresh green beans with specific dates.

These recalled products originated from a Growers Express facility Biddeford, Maine. They were distributed to retail outlets in Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer buying vegetables from the facility that may be the cause of contamination.

No other Growers Express products are affected or part of this recall expansion. And this recall does not affect or include any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetables.

The recalled products are Big Y Green Giant Fresh Brussels sprouts in 2 pound packages, with UPC number 605806028076, lot number 190628-405839, and Pack Date 6/28/2019 sold in Massachusetts. Also recalled is Native Maine Growers Express Cauliflower Florets in 3 pound packages, sold to Foodservice customers in Maine, with lot number 190627-405616 and Best By date 7/11/2019. Ruby Robinson (PFG) Peak Green Beans sold in 5 pound packages are recalled, sold to Foodservice customers in Maine, with lot number 190625-405265 and pack date 6/25/2019. Finally, Ruby Robinson (PFG) Peak Cauliflower Florets in 3 pound packages are recalled, sold to Foodservice customers in Maine, with lot number 190628-405842 and Pack Date 6/28/2019.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them even if you plan to cook them. Throw them away in a sealed container, or return them to the place of purchase.

You should then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria. If you ate these products, watch yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis, which include stiff neck, high fever, severe headache, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnant women need to be especially careful of this pathogen because it can cause stillbirth and miscarriage, even if the woman is only mildly ill.

Growers Express Recalls More Fresh Veggies For Listeria

 

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