Mann Packing Co., Inc. announced the voluntary recall of more than 100 vegetable products sold under more than a dozen different brand names to select retailers in the United States and Canada due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The voluntary recall is a response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The recalled Mann Packing products have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of October 11, 2019, to November 16, 2019.
The following brand names sold the Mann Packing products affected by the recall:
Del Monte; H-E-B; H-E-B Organic; Hungryroot; Kroger Organic; Mann’s; Mann’s Family Favorites; Mann’s Organic; Mann’s Snacking Favorites; Marketside; Marketside Organic; O Organics; Signature Farms; Sysco Imperial; Sysco Natural; Trader Joe’s.
To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these Mann Packing products.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older adults, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Founded in 1939 and headquartered in Salinas, CA, Mann Packing Company is one of the largest suppliers of western vegetables, BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli, and sugar snap peas in North America.
Mann Packing said in a press release that the company would continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue.
In October 2017, Mann Packing issued a nationwide recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in response to a single positive result found on one of their products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.