Tainted Produce Leads to Massive Recall


Wholefoods, Walmart's, Trader's Joe, and other food companies have recalled foods tainted with Listeria. The recall is focused on vegetables sourced from Mann Macking of Salinas, a California-based agriculture company.

Meanwhile, Mann Packaging released a statement confirming that selected vegetable products will be recalled in certain states. According to the report, about 39 vegetable products tested positive for listeria, most of which were sold in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois.

Six companies across the United States, including Whole Foods Market, Meijer and Albertsons, have issued dozens of food recalls since Friday, due to potential listeria contamination reported by one of the largest suppliers of fresh vegetables in the country.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes weakened immune systems or fatal infections in young children and frail adults, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

At issue are the many products that contain vegetables sourced from Mann Packing of Salinas, Calif. Among the biggest retail recalls, stemming from Mann Packing’s, is Meijer’s. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based chain announced on Saturday that it is recalling 39 fresh vegetable products, such as vegetable trays, broccoli florets, asparagus spears and shareable autumn harvest salad.


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