Maine Veggies Recalled Due To Listeria Risk
The FDA reports that Growers Express is issuing a voluntary recall of select fresh vegetable products which include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut squashed based veggie bowl. Packaged under names of Green Giant Fresh, Trader Joe's, Shaw's Signature Farms brand, etc.
The products originate from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to multiple states, click here to see the full list. The voluntary recall was issued due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no reported illnesses.
Listeria 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 short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Most of the affected products are labeled with a “Best If Used By” Date of June 26 – June 29, 2019. No other Growers Express products are impacted or part of this recall. This recall does not affect or include any Green Giant® canned or frozen vegetable products.
Consumers who purchased any of the products listed below from the affected sell by dates or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away.