SALINAS — Mann Packing of Salinas is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found on one of its products during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
To date, public health officials have not reported any illnesses associated with these products.
The recalled product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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 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.
The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with "best if used by" dates from Oct. 11 to Oct. 20 listed on the front of the packaging. For a complete list of recalled products, go to veggiesmadeeasy.com/news and click on the news release.
Mann Packing is fully cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials on this recall. Mann Packing is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled product is removed from store shelves.
Consumers who have purchased any recalled products are urged not to consume them, discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Mann Packing on its 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.
"As an owner of this company and a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority," said Gina Nucci, director of corporate marketing. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers."