California-based Mann Packing Co., Inc. announced Monday the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada over fears of listeria contamination, the company said in a news release.
The recalled vegetable products are labeled "Best If Enjoyed By" Oct. 11, 2019, to Nov. 16, 2019, the FDA said in its release.
Products include vegetables sold by Mann under the brand names Del Monte, HEB, Hungryroot, Kroger Organic, Mann's, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco and Trader Joe's, according to Mann Packing's website. The recall will affect stores such as Trader Joe's and Kroger.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, listeria is caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacterium and is usually contracted from contaminated food. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 people die, the CDC said. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems, the CDC said.
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