The US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have alerted the public to a voluntary Mann Produce recall of over 140 vegetable products from Mann Packing Co, Inc. due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
A statement on the FDA’s website says, “Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”
It continues, “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. Mann Packing will continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue.”
What to look for — recalled products are marked with “Best If Enjoyed By” date of October 11, 2019 to November 16, 2019.
For customers who think they may have products from the recall list, the FDA directs: “Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.”
For any inquiries or comments, all consumers should phone the 24-hour customer service line at 1-844-927-0707 or email Mann Packing Co., Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org