More than 100 packaged vegetable products sold at Walmart, Kroger and Trader Joe's recalled the fear of listeria
- On Sunday, Mann Packing gave a voluntary recall of many of its pre-packaged vegetable products
- The FDA warned the company that it found a possible listeria infection in its products
- Listeria can cause diarrhea and fever and even seizures if it reaches the nervous system
- Most products include broccoli, cauliflower, green beans or cabbage
- More than 100 pre-cut salads, packaged vegetables, veggie dip dishes and microwave-safe dishes
A vegetable company retrieves more than 100 of its plant-based products from stores in the US and Canada for fear that they may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned Mann Packing that their products have a & # 39; possible contamination & # 39; with the bacteria.
No illnesses have been reported so far, and the company says its broad reminder – which applies particularly to products that contain broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, Brussels sprouts and cabbage – is made from & # 39; an abundance of caution & # 39; .
Yet Mann Packing warns Americans to check their vegetables for & # 39; best if enjoyed & # 39; -dates between 11 October and 16 November 2019, because they may be infected with bacteria that cause diarrhea, fever and miscarriage.
Mann & # 39; s Packing own broccoli brand is among the more than 100 products that the company has evoked amidst listeria fears (left). Most products include cauliflower (right), broccoli, green beans or cabbage
The products are sold under a number of brand names, including those of Mann and Kroger, HEB, Hungryroot, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco and Trader Joe's (only Caulilini Florets of the popular chain are affected).
Listeria is usually found in meats and hot dogs, spreads, dairy products, including certain cheeses, smoked seafood, and Brussels sprouts.
But it can also find its way to other foods, and there are usually a few outbreaks a year.
The bacteria come from soil and water and occur naturally in poultry and cows (that is why it is often found in meat and dairy products) and can even survive fridge temperatures.
Fortunately for healthy adults, they are usually not vulnerable to the infection, and it is usually not life threatening if they get it.
Pregnant women also usually only develop a mild disease, but the infection can be devastating – even fatal – for developing fetuses.
Listeria can also endanger the lives of the elderly and small children if they eat food contaminated with the bacteria.
It is therefore a sufficient threat that even if it is possible that food is contaminated with the bacteria, the FDA asks its producer to remove all products that may be contaminated from the shelves.
Despite the best efforts of the FDA, about 1,600 get sick of listeria every year and about 260 of them die.
Mixed products such as Mann's Veggie Tray were also evoked & from an abundance of caution & # 39;
The first symptoms are fairly common symptoms, such as fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea, that can start quickly after eating contaminated food, or it can take a month to set up.
But as the bacteria spread to the nervous system, their effects can quickly become frightening, leading to headache and stiff neck, convulsions, confusion and loss of balance.
If you have eaten or think you may have eaten contaminated food and develop the previous symptoms, contact your doctor and if your symptoms change to headache and stiff neck or other neurological symptoms, go to a first aid.
- For questions or concerns about possible Mann Packing contamination, contact customer service at 1-844-927-0707 or send an email to Mann Packing Co., Inc. via firstname.lastname@example.org
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