Recall: Fresh Cut Vegetables Due to Listeria in 9 States

Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Fresh Vegetables Recalled
Recall includes peppers, onion and other various mixes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, people with diabetes, 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 product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.

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 as labeled below or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film as labeled below. No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.

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To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.

“We are treating this incident very seriously because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available,” said Max Payen, Country Fresh’s Director of Food Safety.

The potential for contamination was uncovered as the result of a single routine sample taken at a retail store by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed the finished product tested positive for the bacteria.

The company has ceased distribution of the affected product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Country Fresh continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.

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.

The list of products subject to this recall follows:

DescriptionStoreDescription of PackagingUse by Date RangeStates Distributed
CFC Celery/Onion Dice 6ozBI-LOClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Creole Mix 6ozBI-LOClamshell8/8/20168/19/2016SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Fajita Mix 6ozBI-LOClamshell8/8/20168/19/2016SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Pico De Gallo 8ozBI-LOClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Tri-Pepper Dice 6ozBI-LOClamshell8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Yellow Onion Dice 6ozBI-LOClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, GA, AL
CF Diced Onion 4/3lbFresh PointClamshell8/11/20168/17/2016FL
Farmers Market  Diced Green Peppers 8ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market  Diced Tri-Pepper 6 ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market  Diced Yellow Onions 8ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, VA
Fajita Mix 10ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/8/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
 Fajita Mix 12ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/8/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Green Bean Sauté 10ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market Mirepoix 12ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, VA
Grilling Vegetables 14ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Jal Ched Stuff Mushrooms 7ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, VA
Kabob Kit 23ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Stir Fry Vegetable 10ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/8/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
SW Stuff Mushrooms 7ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, VA
Tri-Color Peppers 12ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Veggie & Fruit Kabob Kit 23ozHarris Teeter SupermarketsOverwrap8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, VA
Kabob Sensations Veggie Kabob 23ozPublix Supermarkets, Inc.Overwrap8/12/20168/19/2016SC, NC, FL,GA, AL
Diced Yel Onion Condiment 8ozQuikTripClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, GA
Diced Yellow Onion 40ozQuikTripClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, GA
Green Pepper 40ozQuikTripClamshell8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, GA
Regular Pico Condiment 10ozQuikTripClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC, GA
Sliced Green Bell Pepper 4lbQuikTripClamshell8/13/20168/19/2016SC, NC, GA
Diced Onion 16ozThe Spinx CompanyClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC
Pico de Gallo 18ozThe Spinx CompanyClamshell8/8/20168/15/2016SC, NC
Diced Yellow Onion 8ozWal-Mart Stores Inc.Clamshell8/8/20168/17/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Pico de Gallo 10ozWal-Mart Stores Inc.Clamshell8/8/20168/17/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Spicy Pico de Gallo 10Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Clamshell8/8/20168/17/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Sliced Bell Peppers 7ozWal-Mart Stores Inc.Clamshell8/7/20168/19/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Fajita Mix 9.5ozWal-Mart Stores Inc.Overwrap8/8/20168/19/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Veggie Kabobs 23ozWal-Mart Stores Inc.Overwrap8/9/20168/19/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Portabella Griller 12.5ozWal-Mart Stores Inc.Overwrap8/7/20168/19/2016MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Celery/Onion Dice 6ozWinn DixieClamshell8/9/20168/17/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Creole Mix 6ozWinn DixieClamshell8/9/20168/19/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Fajita Mix 6ozWinn DixieClamshell8/9/20168/19/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Pico De Gallo 8ozWinn DixieClamshell8/8/20168/17/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Tri-Pepper Dice 6ozWinn DixieClamshell8/9/20168/19/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Yellow Onion Dice 6ozWinn DixieClamshell8/9/20168/17/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Mush & Garlic Herb Steak 7.5ozWinn DixieOverwrap8/9/20168/17/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Stuffed Mushrooms 7ozWinn DixieOverwrap8/8/20168/17/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms 8ozWinn DixieOverwrap8/8/20168/17/2016LA, MS, AL, GA, FL

 

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