In response to Mann Packing’s recall, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some salads from ten stores in Northern California out of an abundance of caution. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The Whole Foods Market recall includes Veggie Power Blend, Sesame Chicken Power Salad, and Mexican Chicken Power Salad that were sold by the pound on salad bars between September 28, 2017 and October 20, 2017.

The products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores:

  • 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
  • 690 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 414 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
  • 3950 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 621 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA
  • 450 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA
  • 340 Third Street, San Rafael, CA
  • 100 Sunset Drive, San Ramon, CA
  • 201 West Napa Street #11, Sonoma, CA
  • 2941 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says numerous packaged vegetable products have been recalled over concerns about listeria contamination.

The agency says 26 Mann’s products, two Compliments products and six Western Family products are affected by the recall.

The items were sold in Ontario and Quebec, and the CFIA says they may have been distributed nationally as well.

It says there have been no reported illnesses linked to the consumption of the vegetables.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.

Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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.

The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.

The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between August 12, 2017 (8/12/17) through August 20, 2017 (8/20/17). The product is in either a clear plastic container as labeled below or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film as labeled below. No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.

To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.

“We are treating this incident very seriously because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available,” said Max Payen, Country Fresh’s Director of Food Safety. The potential for contamination was uncovered as the result of a single routine sample taken at a retail store in Georgia which revealed that the finished product tested contained the bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of the affected product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Country Fresh continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT.

The list of products subject to this recall are as follows:

Description Store Description of Packaging Use by Date Range States Distributed
Fajita Blend 12oz Southeastern Grocers Overwrap 8/12/2017 8/18/2017 FL
Stir Fry Vegetable Southeastern Grocers Overwrap 8/12/2017 8/18/2017 FL
Vegetable Kabob 23oz Southeastern Grocers Overwrap 8/12/2017 8/18/2017 FL
Green Pepper Diced 6oz Southeastern Grocers Clamshell 8/13/2017 8/20/2017 FL, GA
Creole Mix 6oz Southeastern Grocers Clamshell 8/13/2017 8/19/2017 AL, FL, GA, LA, MS
Tri-Pepper Dice 6oz Southeastern Grocers Clamshell 8/12/2017 8/19/2017 AL, FL, GA, LA, MS
Fajita Mix 6oz Southeastern Grocers Clamshell 8/13/2017 8/19/2017 AL, FL, GA, LA, MS
Kabob Sensations Veggie Kabob 15oz Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Overwrap 8/12/2017 8/18/2017 AL, FL, GA
Dice Tri-Pepper 7oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/13/2017 8/20/2017 AL, FL, GA
Marketside Veggie Kabobs 23oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/13/2017 8/20/2017 AL, FL, GA

Happy Sprout Inc. voluntarily recalled all packages of soybean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals 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.

The following products are being recalled by the firm.

  • 1 lb. bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “Good Seed Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of 21111 10035, produced on or after May 1, 2017.
  • 2 lb. bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “Good Seed Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of 21112 58772, produced on or after May 1, 2017.
  • 10 lb. bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “Good Seed Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after May 1, 2017.

These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine surveillance sampling by the Food Safety Program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Subsequent testing by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in sampled product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

La Nica Products, Inc. is recalling 6,000 pounds of white cheese with the names “Quesos de la Costa,” “Queso Duro Blando,” and “Hard Soft Cheese.”

The cheese was sold in one pound opaque plastic bags with an expiration date of August 31, 2017.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a sampling of the cheese by the Florida Department of Agriculture revealed listeria bacteria in the finished products.

No illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who purchased the cheese should return it to the store for a refund.

Listeria can cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It can also sometimes cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Fineberg Packing Co., Inc., a Memphis, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat hickory smoked and BBQ ham items were packaged on January 16, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “FINEBERG’S Finest Danish Brand BBQ Flavored Ham” with Sell by date 03/26/2017 and case code 17016.
  • 30.6-lb. boxes containing 2 vacuum-sealed packages of “Holly Brand hickory smoked fully cooked HAM” with case code 17016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 428” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment conducted by an FSIS employee. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Our Local Bounty of Rogue River, Oregon is recalling 312 (8.5oz) containers of the Farming Fish brand Organic Basil Pesto with Watercress, because it has the potential to be contaminated with 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.

The Basil Pesto with Watercress, UPC 7 23175 33586 8, was distributed in retail stores in Oregon. The affected product was packaged in 8.5 oz. plastic deli containers and has the enjoy or freeze by dates of 4/30/2017.

As an additional precaution, we are also recalling product with the enjoy or freeze by dates of 5/6/2017, 5/13/2017, and 5/20/2017.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program.  Consumers who have purchased affected products should not consume the product.

In cooperation with Lakeside Foods, Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI has voluntarily recalled Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Upon notification from the supplier, ALDI immediately removed the affected product from its stores.

The potentially affected product is packaged in a 16 oz. bag, has the UPC code 041498164294 and contains one of the following packaging codes and best by dates on the back of the bag:

Packaging Codes Best By Date
DC17038 PLAB6176 08/2018
DC27038 PLAB6176 08/2018
DC27038 BNAF7286 08/2018
DC37038 BNAF7286 08/2018
DC47038 PLAC6216 08/2018
DC57038 PLAC6216 08/2018

The Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas were sold at ALDI locations in the following states:

  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia

More than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas are being recalled due to a possible listeria contamination.

RBR Meat Company Incorporated recalled its 16-inch Marketside supreme frozen pizza, sold at select Walmart stores.

There have been no confirmed reports of sickness at this time but symptoms include fever, diarrhea and muscle aches.

If you have one, it’s recommended you throw it away.

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Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (“AFC”) of Rancho Dominguez, CA has recalled its Edamame Soybeans in Pods for possibility being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products were packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold, under refrigeration, in 8.0 oz (227 g) packages and identified as “Edamame – Soybeans in Pods”.  To further identify the recalled product, edamame-beans_406x250look for UPC 0-23012-00261-9, dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017. AFC’s Quality Assurance Program discovered the contamination during random testing.

The packed Edamame was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY.

Consumers concerned about whether the Edamame they purchased is subject to this recall should check with the store of purchase. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume it and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or older adults, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Others may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

No illnesses associated with the recall have yet been reported.