Vegetable products recalled over listeria concerns

H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall for certain H-E-B single-serving soups made with vegetable products that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes

Mann's Packing out of California is issuing a recall alert after Listeria concerns. Mann Packing says it is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of its products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Giant Eagle and Heinen's are listed on the company's web site as some of the retailers that carry the Mann's brand, although it is not known if they received some of the recalled products.

Mann said it is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution.

Mann Packing announced last week it was voluntarily recalling the items, distributed throughout the USA and Canada, because of a single positive result found on one product during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection.

Vegetable items included in a major recall were pulled from shelves at Walmart, Safeway/Albertson's and Trader Joe's. To date, public health officials did not report any illnesses associated with the products.

Trader Joe's store brand Kohlrabi Salad Blend. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The full list is at the end of this story.

Customers who bought the recalled veggies are urged to throw them away or return them for a refund.



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