Mann Packing, a Salinas, CA-based vegetable supplier, has voluntarily recalled products that could potentially be contaminated with Listeria bacteria. Mann’s recall includes “minimally processed” products--including asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, squash, zucchini, stir fry, salad products and more--sold at major retailers in the U.S. and Canada including Walmart, Albertson’s, Safeway, Meijer, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
The recall was prompted after random sampling conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) detected a single positive result of Listeria contamination in a bagged salad product. Implicated products are believed to have been sold in multiple states. One official recall notice issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also indicated that recalled vegetable products had been distributed to schools, hotels, hospitals and retail delis in some states.
Mann Packing released a statement in which they shared the following information with consumers:
- Public health authorities have reported no illnesses associated with the recalled products.
- The recalled products have expired with “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20. These “use by” dates can be found on the front of all Mann Packing products.
- The recalled products were distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada. A complete list of recalled products can be found in our press release.
- Consumers who have purchased any recalled products are urged not to consume them, to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
- We have set up a 1-800 number where you can learn more details about the recall. That number is 888-470-2681.
- While there have been no reported illnesses, if you have consumed the product and have any concerns, we urge you to contact your medical provider.
Mann Packing will continue to work closely and cooperatively with CFIA and the FDA to ensure a complete and effective recall of any and all impacted product.