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Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Vegetables from Mann Packing may be contaminated with Listeria

Vegetables from Mann Packing may be contaminated with Listeria

The products were sold as store brands at several major national retailers, including Walmart, Trader Joe's, Target, Meijer, Safeway, and Whole Foods.

"Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution", the company stated in the release. Also, Triple B recalled eight Alaska Carrot brand products sold in Alaska's retail stores.

Trader Joe's: 10-ounce bags of kohlrabi salad blend are being recalled. Mann Packing is based in Salinas, a city just south of California's Bay Area.

The company issued the recall after one of its sampling products tested positive for listeria.

According to the CDC, symptoms of listeria infection include fever, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, muscle aches and convulsions, and symptoms typically appear within one to four weeks after exposure.

According to the FDA, listeria can cause serious illness and even fatalities in young children, the elderly and those with a weak immune system.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick. Customers who have bought any of these packages are advised to dispose of them or bring them back to their place of purchase for a refund. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers". Chef. Go! brands of Flounder fillet, Halibut fillet, Atlantic Salmon fillet; Haddock fillet; Sea Bass Fillets; Mahi Mahi fillet; Ocean Perch fillet; Organic Salmon Fillet; Snapper Fillet; Steelhead Trout Fillet; Swordfish Loins; Tilaipia fillet; Tout Fillet; Tuna Loins; Kingclip Fillet; and Catfish Fillet.

The agency says 26 Mann's products, two Compliments products and six Western Family products are affected by the recall.

These recalled products were announced earlier.

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