Food & Drink

Vegetable company recalls products across United States, Canada after listeria found

Mann Packing has made a double nationwide recall -- United States and Canada -- of over 20 vegetable products because they may be contaminated with listeria.

While the FDA posted recall notice says no public agencies have linked any individual’s sickness with the products, the listeria may be out of the barn. The Best By dates on the products are Oct. 12 through Friday. The recall posted Thursday evening and FDA notification e-mails went out late Friday morning.

Listeria infections can be fatal in the young, the elderly, anyone with damaged immune systems and can cause pregnancy miscarriages or stillbirths. Normal, healthy people usually suffer flu-like symptoms such as high fever, harsh headaches, nausea and diarrhea.

Random testing of one of the products by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found listeria.

The recalled products distributed across the United States are:

Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Carrots; Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw; Mann's Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly; Mann's Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout; Mann's Family Favorites California Stir Fry; Mann's Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets; Mann's Snacking Favorites Cheddar Pretzel Veggie Tray; Mann's Finest Vegetable Tray; Mann's Snacking Favorites Honey Turkey Cheddar; Mann's Kale Beet Blend; Mann's Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle; Mann's Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Brussels; Mann's Nourish Bowl Monterey Risotto; Mann's Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha; Mann's Nourish Bowl Cauli Rice Curry; Mann's Vegetable Tray; Mann's Power Blend; Mann's Rainbow Salad; Mann's Family Favorites Vegetable Medley; Mann's Snacking Favorites Hummus Tray; and Mann's Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray.

The recalled products sold in Canada are:

Mann's Family Favorites Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets; Mann's Broccoli Cole Slaw; Mann's Family Favorites Brussels Sprouts; Mann's Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprouts; Mann's Family Favorites California Stir Fry; Mann's Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets; Mann's Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower; Mann's Fiesta Vegetable Tray; Mann's Kale Beet Blend; Mann's Nourish Bowls Cauli Rice Curry; Mann's Nourish Bowls Butternut Kale Risotto; Mann's Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle; Mann's Vegetable Trays; Mann's Power Blend; Mann's Rainbow Salad; Mann's Family Favorites Vegetable Medley; Mann's Snacking Favorites Veggie Hummus Tray; Mann's Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray; Mann's Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha; and Mann's Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Delight

Consumers with questions can call the company on its 24-hour consumer line at 1-888-470-2681.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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