Growers Express Expands Recall of Fresh Vegetable Products

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A recall of fresh vegetable products that may be contaminated with listeria has been expanded, Growers Express says.

The recall now also includes: 2-lb packages of Green Giant fresh Brussels sprouts with a pack data of 6/28/2019, Big Y; 3-lb packages of Growers Express cauliflower florets with a best by date of 7/11/2019, Native Maine; 5-lb packages of Peak green beans with a pack date of 6/25/201, Rudy Robinson; and 3-lb packages of cauliflower florets with a pack date of 6/28/2019, Rudy Robinson.

The initial recall was announced on July 1, 2019.

The recalled products are from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to stores in Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer obtaining vegetables from the suspected cause of the contamination.

To date, no illnesses linked to the recalled products have been reported, according to the company.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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