In a notice published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday, August 26, 2016, Conroe, Texas-based Country Fresh LLC, announced the recall of 30,000 cases of their fresh-cut vegetable products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause listeriosis, a serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.
While healthy individuals may suffer only mild symptoms, such as a high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, a Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The fresh-cut vegetable products in this recall were shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels. The names of the retailers receiving these recalled products are as follows:
BI-LO in SC, NC, GA, AL
Fresh Point in Florida
Harris Teeter Supermarkets in SC, NC, VA
Publix Supermarkets Inc. in SC, NC, FL,GA, AL
Quik Trip in SC, NC, GA
The Spinx Company in SC, NC
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Winn-Dixie in LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between August 7, 2016 (8/7/16) through August 19, 2016 (8/19/16). The product is in either a clear plastic container or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film. No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.
For a complete listing of the individual products in this recall, please go to the FDA recall notice.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT.