Growers Express is recalling some fresh vegetable merchandise for possible listeria contamination. Butternut squash,cauliflower,zucchini are included in the voluntary recall and were sold under the Green Giant Fresh, Trader Joe’s manufacturers, based on a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administrationn(FDA) website Monday.
The products got here from a Growers Express manufacturing facility in Biddeford, Maine.
Based on the notice, one sample tested positive for Listeria by the Massachusetts Department of Health, and there have been no reported sicknesses.
Most of the merchandise are labeled with a “Best if Used By” date for June 26 through June 29, the notice mentioned. No Green Giant frozen or canned vegetables are affected.
“The safety of our customers is our first priority,” Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express, mentioned in a company statement. “We’re deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line gear, in addition to conducting testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety assessments before resuming manufacturing.”
Listeriosis is a severe infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Signs can include fever, diarrhea, stiff neck, confusion, and muscle aches. Individuals typically report symptoms one to four weeks after infection.
Listeria may also trigger miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant ladies.
Trader Joe’s bought the affected products in shops in 29 states and Washington D.C. The other recalled objects had been bought in select stores in grocers together with Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Shaws and smaller chains.