California Packer Recalls Widely Distributed Vegetables

The recalled vegetables were distributed throughout the United States and Canada through vendors such as Walmart, HEB, and Trader Joe's, according to the company and FDA. The recalled products have "best if used by" dates from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20 listed on the front of the packaging.

Mann Packing of Salinas, Calif., announced it is voluntarily recalling several varieties of its minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. "Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of our products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products," its announcement said.

The recalled vegetables were distributed throughout the United States and Canada through vendors such as Walmart, HEB, and Trader Joe's, according to the company and FDA. The recalled products have "best if used by" dates from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20 listed on the front of the packaging. FDA's announcement of the recall was posted Oct. 19.

Mann Packing said it is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product is removed from store shelves and is urging consumers who have purchased any recalled product not to consume them and to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions can contact Mann Packing on its 24-hour consumer line, 888-470-2681, or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.

"As an owner of this company and a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority," said Gina Nucci, director of corporate marketing for the company. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers."

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