What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall

Mann's Broccoli Cole Slaw is one of more than 2 dozen products being recalled

A leading vegetable supplier in California, Mann Packing, voluntarily recalled products that might have been contaminated with a harmful bacteria called listeria, the company announced last week.

Healthy individuals may still suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Here is a complete list of products and UPC codes being recalled by Texas stores. Chef. Go! seafood meal bags in clear cooking bag packaging with sell-by dates through October 22, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The organism found in the sampling can cause serious infections in young children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.

Concerned customers may call Meijer at 800-543-3704.




The recalled products were distributed with "best if used by" dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled items are asked not to consume them, but discard or return those items to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Archer Farms (Target): 12-oz. bags of broccoli slaw, broccoli cauliflower florets, broccoli medley and brussels sprouts, along with 9-oz. bags of shaved brussels sprouts, and 10-oz. bags of cauliflower florets.

About 1,600 people become infected with listeria each year, and about 260 die, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and premature labor. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers".

Random testing of one of the products by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found listeria. Giant Eagle and Heinen's are listed on the company's web site as some of the retailers that carry the Mann's brand, although it is not known if they received some of the recalled products.

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