Growers Express Expands Voluntary Recall of Select Fresh Vegetable Products Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
- Company Announcement Date:
- July 15, 2019
- FDA Publish Date:
- July 15, 2019
- Product Type:
- Food & Beverages
- Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason DescriptionDue to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
- Company Name:
- Growers Express
- Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes
- Product Description:
Product DescriptionFresh vegetable products
Growers Express takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting consumers is expanding the list of select fresh vegetable products affected by a voluntary recall that was issued on July 1, 2019. After further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the recall, a single retail sample was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has expanded the list of recalled products to include certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets and fresh green beans products with the “best by” or “pack dates” identified in the chart below.
The products originated from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to the states of Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer sourcing vegetables from the suspected cause of the contamination. There are no reported illnesses to date.
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No other Growers Express products are impacted or part of this expansion. This recall does notaffect or include any Green Giant® canned or frozen vegetable products.
Consumers who purchased any of the products listed below from the affected “best by” or “pack dates” or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away.
|Retailer/Distributor||Brand/Label Description||Item Name||Package Weight||Item SKU||UPC||Lot No.||States Affected||Best By/Pack Date|
|Big Y||Green Giant Fresh||Brussels Sprouts||2 lb||BSC100103||605806028076||190628-405839||MA||Pack Date
|Native Maine||Growers Express||Cauliflower Florets||3 lb||CAC102102||Foodservice||190627-405616||ME||Best By
|Ruby Robinson (PFG)||Peak||Green Beans||5 lb||BGC101105||Foodservice||190625-405265||ME||Pack Date
|Cauliflower Florets||3 lb||CAC102105||Foodservice||190628-405842||ME||Pack Date
Customers also have been notified to remove any remaining products from shelves and inventory. Please refer to the toll-free number listed on each package with any questions or requests for refund. Visit www.GrowersExpress.com/voluntaryrecall for the most up-to-date information.
Company Contact Information
- Megan McCarl