Walmart, Trader Joe's Recall 150 Products Across US, Warn of Extreme Illness

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October 20, 2017Oct 20, 2017

On Thursday night, Mann Packaging Co. released a complete recall of over 150 of their products across the U.S. and Canada. Their products are packaged under several different brands, including Trader Joe's, Walmart, Mann's, and more.

The packaging company ran tests on their products and discovered Listeria contamination. They have now recalled almost 150 fresh-cut vegetable products nationwide. 

According to Food Safety News, the recall includes "minimally processed vegetable products." The test that uncovered the Listeria monocytogenes contamination was conducted by a Canadian official on Tuesday. 

The company issued a statement. They said, "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."

Gina Nucci, the Director of Corporate Marketing, said, "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. This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers."

The packaging company is encouraging consumers to check their homes for the recalled products and immediately dispose of them. The products in question would have "best if used by" dates from Oct. 11 through Oct. 20. 

Anyone who has consumed the following products and has developed symptoms of Listeria contamination should seek immediate medical attention. It can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms to develop. Symptoms typically include fever, headache, nausea, stiffness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It creates a weakened immune system and can be potentially fatal for young children or the elderly. 

Below is a list of which products are being recalled at Walmart and Trader Joe's. For a full list of recalled products at other stores (including Archer Farms, HEB, Little Salad Bar, Mann, Signature Farms, and Cross Valley Farms), find them here

Trader Joe's

Kohlrabi Salad Blend, 10 OZ Bags, '0058 6146

Walmart

Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 OZ Bags, '681131328852

Broccoli Florets, 32 OZ bags and 12 OZ bags, '681131122344/5

Broccoli Slaw, 16 OZ bags, '681131148207

Stir Fry Medley, 12 OZ bags, '681131457460

Cauliflower Florets, 10 OZ bags, '681131091381

Cauliflower, 6/16 OZ WM, '681131122320

Super Blend, 10 OZ bags, '681131148368

Vegetable Medley, 2LB bags, '681131457378

Vegetable Medley, 9/12 OZ WM, '681131328791

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