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More than 100 vegetable products recalled for the sake of listeria



Mann Packaging Co. voluntarily recalls more than 100 vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada for possible listeria contamination.

The recall is in response to a review by the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

The packages have a "Best If Enjoyed By" date October 11, 2019 to November 16, 2019. The packaged vegetables were sold under a variety of brand names, including Mann's, HEB, Del Monte, Hungryroot, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Sysco and Trader Joe's.

A full list and pictures for products in the United States can be found here, while the entire list for Canada can be found here.

According to the company, no illnesses related to these products have been reported.

Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacteria that can cause listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea in healthy individuals.

However, the infection can be fatal for some people. Pregnant women and their newborns, adults over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

An estimated 1

,600 people are infected with listeriosis each year and about 260 die, according to the CDC.

Mann Packaging states that customers should throw out any affected products. If customers have questions, they should call the company at 1-844-927-0707 or email the company back@@packpack.com.


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