Country Fresh--a Houston, TX food producer--has recalled 30,000 cases of fresh cut vegetables and other products like pico de gallo that are sold at big name retailers. The food items are possibly contaminated with Listeria.
Specifically, affected products include diced onions and peppers, stuffed mushrooms, and vegetables meant for grilling and stir frying. The recall was prompted after the Georgia Department of Agriculture found a Listeria-contaminated product in a retail store during a routine sample test.
Recalled products include vegetables that were wrapped in clear plastic packaging or styrofoam trays that may contain either a Country Fresh label, or a store-branded label. The packaged produce was sent to a variety of stores--Bi-Lo, Fresh Point, Harris Teeter, Quik Trip, Publix, The Spinx Company, Walmart and Winn Dixie. Shipments were sent to stores in nine states--Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
All of the products should display “Best If Used By” dates from August 7 to August 19. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, no illnesses have been reported in relation to the recall.
Consumers who have purchased any of the products can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Country Fresh at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT.
A full list of affected products and stores is available at FDA.gov.
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