MASSIVE RECALL: More Than 100 Vegetable Products Recalled Across US and Canada (Many Organic!)

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by Daisy Luther

This recall is a beast of epic proportions. You may have thought the recent apple recall was crazy but wait until you see the massive scope of this one.

More than one hundred vegetable products have been recalled by Mann Packing Company because they may be contaminated with listeria. The massive recall spreads across the United States and Canada. It contains both store brand and private label brands, some of which are organic.

Mann Packing Co., Inc. (Mann) announced today the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall is a response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.

Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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 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. Mann Packing will continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue.  (source)

The recalled products have “Best If Used By” dates from October 11, 2019, to November 16, 2019.  Most of these are fresh foods that are ready to eat. It is recommended that if you have any of the recalled products, you dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

If you’re wondering why on earth there are there so many recalls lately, this article may provide some answers.

The US recall list

Here are the products being recalled in the United States.

The Canadian recall list

Here are the products that have been recalled in Canada.

What you should know about Listeria

In a previous article, Sandra D. Lane wrote about just how serious Listeria can be.

Listeria (Listeriosis) can be fatal – make no mistake about that.  The symptoms vary depending on the person and the part of the body infected. It can cause fever and diarrhea just like any other foodborne illness.  Anyone can get listeria, however, those who are more susceptible are pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. As Dagny Taggart wrote in her article in early October:

“Over 90 percent of people who become infected with it are hospitalized. It carries a mortality rate of 20 to 30 percent. Symptoms can appear as early as the same day of exposure, or as late as 70 to 90 days after infection. It can live in cold temperatures, multiplies rapidly, and can live for years on equipment in places food is prepared.” (source)

Can we prevent it or kill it?  According to Forbes, normally listeria can be washed off fruits and vegetables, but there are people who are extremely sensitive to listeria and, for them, washing doesn’t matter – it “can cause severe illness or even death”. NPR, in regard to a listeria outbreak three years ago, had this to say.

“Listeria can be killed with proper cooking, but unless you’re going to use a thermometer to make sure the foods reach 165 degrees F, it’s best not to risk it. If you did eat them and have symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, seek medical care. Listeriosis kills 1 in 5 victims. Sometimes listeriosis symptoms develop up to two months after eating contaminated food, but they usually start within several days.” (source)

The symptoms of Listeriosis

Unfortunately, and sadly, many of the first symptoms of listeriosis mimic influenza, like many other foodborne illnesses, so if you have food on any recall lists, if you have doubts about the food you do have, or if you simply just don’t know how old it is or it shows signs of going bad, throw it out.  And, most importantly, if you develop any symptoms, see your healthcare professional immediately.

Some of the earlier and lighter symptoms will likely last 1 to 3 days.

  • muscle aches
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • confusion
  • stiff neck
  • tremors and convulsions
  • loss of balance

If you develop any of the above symptoms, please see your doctor immediately.

More information on Listeria

For more information on Listeria (Listeriosis) visit the Centers for Disease Control at CDC.gov/listeria

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting 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. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. Hmmmm quite a lot of food recalls when the crops are failing!
    Could it be starvation by design?
    There’s plenty of insidious goings on in America that makes this highly likely.
    Another false flag with a twist of lemon.
    No matter what the reason even at face value these food recalls mean that the food supply in America can’t be trusted.
    Never seen anything like it.
    With all our modern tech there’s absolutely no excuse.

  2. I agree with Lil Miss Fruity Loops that all of these food recalls don’t pass the smell test. There is something rotten in Denmark.

  3. Probably going right into the processing plant for deep state canning, freeze drying and then into the deep bunkers for someone, not for us. They are prepping too me thinks.

  4. Are foreigners handling our food supply? They have little understanding of sanitary habits. I know of a story many years ago of a guy trying to start a food company.

    He hired turd-world people who had little understanding of sanitation. He had to approach their leader and explain to them he cannot make food with the habits of his people.

    1. It may also be a case of bottom line companies cutting too many corners with dubious hiring practices (like the chicken plants in the news a couple of months ago), and further cutting corners by skipping disinfection procedures and using meat/produce that they KNOW is substandard. By hiring people who don’t have any other options, their cost-cutting measures go unquestioned and unreported to authorities.

  5. I often wonder how much of this recalled food actually gets sent to the DUMBS and really isn’t tainted.

  6. Interestingly, the number 30,000 keeps showing up with listeria recalls: April 2014 Saba recalled 30,000 cases of hummus; August 2016 Country Fresh recalled 30,000 cases of precut vegetables; in 2011, 30,000 pounds of bagged Romaine were recalled, and with this latest recall we are seeing the number 30,000. Sounds fishy. I did come across a connection in the FDA’s “Quantitative Assessment of the Relative Risk to Public Health” regarding listeria. On page 15, it says that in their “two-step modeling process”, they use a “technique referred to as a two-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation. This involves running the model 30,000 times and integrating the results to produce a “simulation.” Also, in this report, vegetables have a very low risk factor for listeriosis (rare, but severe reaction to listeria).

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