Published By : 24 Oct 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The nationwide listeria scare caused by Mann Packaging’s recall of packaged vegetables has been extended to include three more multi-state recalls of vegetable products. The FDA announced the new recalls late on Sunday, following the original recall last Thursday through Friday. The tainted products comprise the Ready. Chef. Go! brand seafood meals, which may contain listeria-contaminated vegetables in their cooking bags.
Leading retailers hit by the recall include Meijer, a leading chain in the Midwest, which recalled close to 20 products from its 235 points of sale across the six states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Tom Thumb, Randalls, and Albertson’s in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas also recalled almost 20 products. Triple B Corp. was also part of the recall, which led to the culling of seven CP Fresh products and eight Alaska Carrot brand products. Whole Foods also had to recall three products, namely Veggie Power Blend, Mexican Chicken Power Salad, and Sesame Chicken Power Salad, in Northern California.
CP Fresh products were the source of the recall, with Canadian inspectors discovering listeria in Mann Packing Power Blend products. According to the FDA, listeria can cause infections that can prove fatal in children, old people, and other immunologically compromised individuals. Healthy people can also suffer from distressing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and severe headaches. Pregnant women can be heavily affected by listeria, with the pathogen known to cause miscarriages or stillbirth. The discovery of listeria in the food supply causes far-reaching ripples in the food industry, as the complex where the contaminated food was packed could still house the germs, endangering thousands of customers as well as the workers at the particular plant.