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Del Monte, store brands, some organic veggies in massive recall on listeria concerns

TUESDAY UPDATE RECALL ADDITION: Wegmans Food Markets recalled all the Veggie Power Blend and Tofu Shiitake Slaw sold at Wegmans stores’ Self-Serve Cold Bar between Sept. 29 and Monday. Customers can return them to Wegmans stores for a full refund.

A gargantuan United States and Canada recall of vegetable products that might be contaminated with listeria includes organic vegetables, Del Monte, and store brands that include Kroger and Walmart.com.

The manufacturer making the recall is Mann Packing of Salinas, California. If this sounds familiar, in late October 2017, Mann Packing made a massive, listeria-spurred recall of vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada that hit numerous chains’ store brands.

Listeria affects about 1,600 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and kills 260. Senior citizens, children and people with damaged immune systems get the worst of listeria. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

Products in Monday’s recall announcement have best by dates between Oct. 11, 2019, and Nov. 16, 2019. Consumers who have any products from the brands below should click here to check the United States distribution list and click here to check the Canadian distribution list to see if their product is on the list.

Name brand: Del Monte, Mann’s and Western Family.

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Mann Packing

Store brands: Kroger Organic; Marketside and Marketside Organic (Walmart.com); Signature Farms and O Organics (Safeway, Albertson, Vons); H-E-B and H-E-B Organic; Trader Joe’s; Hungryroot; and Compliments (Sobey’s stores in Canada, including Safeway, FreshCo, Foodland, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons, Farm Boy, Needs).

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Signature Farms Veggie with Hummus Tray Mann Packing

Suppliers to restaurants and institutions: Sysco.

Consumers with questions can call 844-927-0707 or email consumers@mannpacking.com.

Since 1989, David J. Neal’s domain at the Miami Herald has expanded to include writing about Panthers (NHL and FIU), Dolphins, old school animation, food safety, fraud, naughty lawyers, bad doctors and all manner of breaking news. He drinks coladas whole. He does not work Indianapolis 500 Race Day.
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