Walmart, Target, Other Retailers Warn of Possible Listeria Outbreak
If you've purchased certain vegetables from any of the following grocery chains in the last month, there's a chance the produce could be contaminated with Listeria.
**MAJOR PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN**
Mann Packing, one of the largest vegetable packaging companies in the country, has issued a recall of their vegetable products that could affect millions of Americans. Analysis found the presence of the deadly Listeriosis bacteria in variations of broccoli, cauliflower, and more.
Listeria is most dangerous to pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly. If you’re recently experiencing any of the symptoms of Listeria (such as headache, nausea, muscle aches, high fever, and confusion) you're urged to seek medical treatment. Most symptoms present themselves within a few days, but could take up to two months to show, experts at Centers for Disease Control warn.
The risk for contamination concern extends to the following retailers:
- Trader Joe’s
- Pak’N Save
Here are some of the the items listed in the recall, according to HealthandDIY.com. A full list can be found using the link below.
- Walmart store brand Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Stir Fry Medley; Cauliflower Florets; Cauliflower; Super Blend and Vegetable Medley.
- Trader Joe’s store brand Kohlrabi Salad Blend.
- Aldi store brand Little Salad Bar Broccoli Florets and Broccoli Slaw.
- Archer Farms (sold in Target) Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Broccoli Medley; Cauliflower Florets; Brussels Sprouts; and Shaved Brussels Sprouts.
And guess what I had for dinner last night? Mashed cauliflower from Walmart. No leftovers for me tonight.
SOURCES: Business Insider; Health and DIY; CDC
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