Yet ANOTHER Fresh Vegetable Recall, Multiple Brands and Stores

by Daisy Luther

Yep, another recall.

A number of fresh vegetables sold by stores like Trader Joe’s and Food Lion have been recalled after state inspectors discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a sample. Growers Express LLC launched a recall of the products in question from various retailers in dozens of states.

What you need to know about the recall

According to Food Safety News:

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. (source)

Here’s a list of products and retailers

The chart below has a list of products that have been recalled. If you have questions, you can contact the manufacturer at the toll-free number listed on each package.

Retailer Label Description/
Brand
Item Name Pack Weight Item SKU UPC Number Lot No. States Affected Best By

Big Y Foods

Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles 1 lb. MXC
100101
60580
6000515
190612-403102

MA

 

6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend 1 lb. MXC
101101
60580
6000744
190612-403101 6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Butternut Diced 12 oz. BNC
101101
60580
6138010
190614-403545 6/26/2019

Bozzutos

Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles 1 lb. MXC
100101
60580
6000515
190612-403102

CT

6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend 1 lb. MXC
101101
60580
6000744
190612-403101 6/28/2019

C&S

Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend 1 lb. MXC
101101
60580
6000744
190612-403101

MA

6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Butternut Diced 12 oz. BNC
101101
60580
6138010
190614-403545 6/26/2019
Green Giant Fresh Butternut Cubed 2 lb. BNC
102101
60580
6138218
190614-403576 6/26/2019

Food Lion

Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend 1 lb. MXC
101101
60580
6000744
190612-403101

SC, NC, PA, VA

6/28/2019

Four Seasons

Green Giant Fresh Ramen Bowl 7.4 oz. MXC
183104
60580
6027864
190614-403534

PA

6/28/2019

Native Maine

Growers Express Butternut Peeled 10 lb. BNC
103103
Foodservice 190614-403578

PA

Pack Date Only

Procacci

Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles 1 lb. MXC
100101
60580
6000515
190612-403102

PA

6/28/2019

Ruby Robinson (PFG)

Growers Express Butternut Peeled 10 lb. BNC
103102
Foodservice 190614-403577

ME

Pack Date Only

Shaws

Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles 1 lb. CAC
101109
21130
98438
190612-403100

MA

6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles 1 lb. MXC
100101
60580
6000515
190612-403102 6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Ramen Bowl 7.4 oz. MXC
183104
60580
6027864
190614-403534 6/28/2019
Green Giant Fresh Butternut Diced 12 oz. BNC
101101
60580
6138010
190614-403545 6/26/2019

Stop & Shop

Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles 10.5 oz. MSC
104102
60580
6000881
190614-403567

NY, MD

6/26/2019
Green Giant Fresh 10.5 oz. 190617-403954 6/29/2019

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Spirals 10.5 oz. BCN
105106
623391 190614-403565

AL, CT,  D.C., DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI,
MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN (only Knoxville, Nashville), VA, VT, WI

6/28/2019
Trader Joe’s Zucchini Spirals 10.5 oz. MSC
104106
634908 190617-403814

AL, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, OH, SC, TN
(only Knoxville, Nashville), VA (only Glen Allen, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg), WI

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It’s interesting to note that these products were all handled at the processing plant and that the problem isn’t with the vegetables themselves, but with the plant. As Cat Ellis mentioned in her article, Here’s Why There Are So Many Food Recalls Lately. the more centralized our food system becomes, the more often we can expect these kinds of problems.

Microorganisms on contaminated food spread to food processing machinery, which then contaminates other food products sharing the same machinery.

Bottom line is, the more centralized our food is, the more industrialized our food is, the more monoculture and CAFO farms there are, the more our food supply is at risk. The Food Safety and Modernization Act has done nothing to prevent or mitigate these risks. It has only burdened small farmers. And food centralization itself has a long and horrible history.

The more produce is handled before it gets to you, the more risk it has of being contaminated. Your best bet is to grow your own gardens. The next best choice is to purchase vegetables from the farmer’s market. Finally, if you purchase them from the grocery store, avoid things that are peeled and cut up for you.

This sure is happening a lot.

This week, we’ve also discussed 16 different brands of dog foods linked to heart disease. Last week our concern was arsenic in bottled water, and the week before that it was E. coli in flour and hepatitis in frozen berries. It sure makes you wonder what food is next and whether you’re eating something from the next recall right now.

What are the symptoms to look for?

Here are the symptoms of a Listeria infection:

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. (source)

Do you have any of these products?

I feel like I’m asking this question at least once per week, but do you have any of the products in this most recent recall? Let me know in the comments below.

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and runs a small digital publishing company.  She lives in the mountains of Virginia with her family. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

Daisy Luther

About the Author

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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