Country Fresh Orlando is recalling 5,999 cases of various diced vegetables because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The diced vegetables include Fajita Blend, Stir Fry Vegetable, and Vegetable Kabob, distributed to Southeastern Grocers in Florida; Green Pepper Diced distributed to Southeastern Grocers in Florida and Georgia; Creole Mix, Tri-Pepper Dice, and Fajita Mix, distributed to Southeastern Grocers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi; Kabob Sensations Veggie Kabob distributed to Publix Supermarkets in Alabama, Florida and Georgia; and Dice Tri-Pepper and Marketside Veggie Kabobs distributed to Wal-Mart Stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The products were sold under the Country Fresh and store brand labels.
Affected products bear the “BEST IF USED BY” dates between Aug. 12, 2017 (listed as 8/12/17) through Aug. 20, 2017 (listed as 8/20/2017). The vegetables are packaged in either a clear plastic container or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film.
To date, there have been no reports of illness related to vegetables involved in this recall. Any adverse events should be reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.
Source: FDA Recall Notice