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Listeria Recall: Fresh Veggies From Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms Affected

Listeria Recall: Fresh Veggies From Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms Affected

If you've been buying your zucchini and squash zoodles from TJ's, listen up.

Buying fresh veggies at the grocery store is generally good for you, but not when they might be contaminated and lead to Listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to a slew of symptoms, like fever, headache, nausea, joint and abdominal pain, and diarrhea. And it can even be fatal in those with lower immune systems, pregnant women, children, and the elderly.

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Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release that Growers Express, a manufacturer based out of Biddeford, Maine, is recalling butternut squash, cauliflower, and zucchini products, which were distributed across 24 states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Nebraska, Maryland, Kentucky, Vermont, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Tennessee, Kansas, Illinois, Delaware, Alabama, Indiana, and Florida. However, there are others, as well.

The products were sold at Trader Joe's, as well as Big Y Foods, Bozzutos, C&S, Food Lion, Shaws, and Stop & Shop. You can view the entire list of products involved in the recall on Growers Express' website, but some include Green Giant's Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles, Green Giant's Butternut Squash (cubed, peeled, and diced packages), Green Giant's Ramen Bowl, Green Giant's Zucchini Noodles, Signature Farm's Cauliflower Crumbles, and both Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Spirals and Zucchini Spirals.

Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses yet. Here's how to know if you should toss: most of these packages have "best by" dates between June 26 and 29, 2019, the FDA said. And, if you bought canned or frozen items, you should be safe, so need to get rid of those.

"The safety of our consumers is our first priority," said Tom Byrne, President of Growers Express in the news release. "We self-reported the need for this recall to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health. We are deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line equipment, as well as conducting continued testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety tests before resuming production."

If you bought these items during this time, toss them ASAP. You can also request a refund if you like.


Listeria Recall: Fresh Veggies From Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms Affected

If you've been buying your zucchini and squash zoodles from TJ's, listen up.

Buying fresh veggies at the grocery store is generally good for you, but not when they might be contaminated and lead to Listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to a slew of symptoms, like fever, headache, nausea, joint and abdominal pain, and diarrhea. And it can even be fatal in those with lower immune systems, pregnant women, children, and the elderly.

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release that Growers Express, a manufacturer based out of Biddeford, Maine, is recalling਋utternut squash, cauliflower, and zucchini products, which were distributed across 24 states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Nebraska, Maryland, Kentucky, Vermont, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Tennessee, Kansas, Illinois, Delaware, Alabama, Indiana, and Florida. However, there are others, as well.

The products were sold at Trader Joe&aposs, as well as Big Y Foods, Bozzutos, C&S, Food Lion, Shaws, and Stop & Shop. You can view the entire list of products involved in the recall on Growers Express&apos website,਋ut some include Green Giant&aposs Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles, Green Giant&aposs Butternut Squash (cubed, peeled, and diced packages), Green Giant&aposs Ramen Bowl, Green Giant&aposs Zucchini Noodles, Signature Farm&aposs Cauliflower Crumbles, and both Trader Joe&aposs Butternut Squash Spirals and Zucchini Spirals.

Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses yet. Here&aposs how to know if you should toss: most of these packages have "best by" dates between June 26 and 29, 2019, the FDA said. And, if you bought canned or frozen items, you should be safe, so need to get rid of those.

"The safety of our consumers is our first priority," said Tom Byrne, President of Growers Express in the news release. "We self-reported the need for this recall to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health. We are deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line equipment, as well as conducting continued testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety tests before resuming production."

If you bought these items during this time, toss them ASAP. You can also request a refund if you like.


Green Giant, Trader Joe's vegetables recalled over listeria

Packaged fresh vegetables sold under the Green Giant and Trader Joe's brands are being recalled because they may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes listeria, a disease that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

The products under recall include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut squash-based veggie bowl, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. The vegetables were packaged at a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and sold under several brand names including Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms, the FDA statement said.

The recall doesn't impact Green Giant canned or frozen food, it said.

The FDA is urging consumers to throw away the food and not to consume it. Consumers can also call the toll-free number on each package of food to request a refund or if they have questions, the FDA said.

An image of one of the recalled Trader Joe's products. Growers Express

Growers Express said it stopped production after the Massachusetts Department of Health notified it about a positive sample. The FDA said there are no reported illnesses.

"We are deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line equipment, as well as conducting continued testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety tests before resuming production,"said Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express, in the statement.

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The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms in healthy people may include high fever, nausea and diarrhea, and listeria infections can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

Below are the recalled products by retailer. Most products are labeled with a "Best If Used By" date of June 26 &ndash June 29, 2019, the statement said.


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BIDDEFORD, Maine — Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sold under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe’s and Signature Farms have been recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The vegetable products were voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Growers Express due to concerns about possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said in a Monday statement.

The packaged vegetables were produced at a factory in Biddeford, Maine, and were distributed to grocery stores across the United States, primarily in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maine. The FDA issued a list of the stores and states affected.

Most of the potentially contaminated products have “Best if Used By” dates between June 26 and 29, 2019. No Green Giant frozen or canned vegetables are recalled.

“Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” said the FDA.

Other short term symptoms include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the FDA. Listeria infections can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages and stillbirths.

If you think your veggies might be recalled, or if you can’t read the date on your packaged veggies, the FDA urges you to not consume them and to throw away the packages.

“The safety of our consumers is our first priority,” said Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express in a statement.

“We self-reported the need for this recall to the US Food and Drug Administration and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health.”

Growers Express issued a full list of the products recalled. It includes:

  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Cubes
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Noodles
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Diced
  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice Blend
  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Soup Bowl
  • Green Giant Fresh Sweet Potato Cauliflower Crumbles
  • Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles
  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles
  • Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Spirals
  • Trader Joe’s Zucchini Spirals

Growers Express said it is sanitizing the factory and equipment involved and conducting additional safety tests. No other Growers Express products were involved in the recall.


Select Green Giant, Trader Joe&rsquos, And Signature Farms Fresh Vegetables Have Been Recalled For Listeria Risk

Growers Express, a company that supplies vegetables to brands like Green Giant, Trader Joe's, and Signature Farms, announced a recall of several vegetables that may contain listeria. The packages include butternut squash, zucchini, cauliflower, and veggie bowls.

The recalled packages come from a production facility in Biddeford, ME, and were distributed to grocery stores nationwide, including stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland.

Per the recall, select packages of the following vegetables should not be consumed:

  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles
  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles "Fried Rice" Blend
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Diced
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Cubed
  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Bowl
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Peeled
  • Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles
  • Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Spirals
  • Trader Joe's Zucchini Spirals
  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles

Most of the affected products have a "Best If Used By" date between June 26 and June 29, 2019. For a full list of stores and states affected, check the FDA's announcement. To note, "this recall does not affect or include any Green Giant canned or frozen vegetable products."

While there have been no reported illnesses thus far, stores have been advised to remove any remaining product from this recall from shelves if you have any in your refrigerator, you should throw it out, the FDA advises. Listeria can cause infections and is especially dangerous to young children, the elderly, and anyone else with a weakened immune system. Symptoms include fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.


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“We are deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line equipment, as well as conducting continued testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety tests before resuming production,” Byrne said.

A majority of the recalled products have a �st by” date of June 26 through June 29. Green Giant’s canned or frozen vegetable products are not affected by the recall.

The FDA listed several products that were sold at retail locations — including Food Lion, Shaws, Stop & Shop and Four Seasons — in more than two dozen states. Here’s what falls under the recall:

  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles, UPC 605806000515, Best By 6/28/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower “Fried Rice” Blend, UPC 605806000744, Best By 6/28/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Diced, UPC 605806138010, Best By 6/26/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Cubed, UPC 605806138218, Best By 6/26/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Bowl, UPC 605806027864, Best By 6/28/2019
  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles, UPC 2113098438, Best By 6/28/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles, UPC 605806000881, Best By 6/26/2019, 6/29/2019
  • Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Spirals, UPC 623391, Best By 6/28/2019
  • Trader Joe’s Zucchini Spirals, UPC 634908, Best By 6/27/2019

Customers who purchased the vegetables that fall under the "best by" dates or cannot read the posted date codeਊre urged to throw it away immediately. Visit FDA&aposs website for more information on the recall.


Listeria Recall: Fresh Veggies From Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms Affected

Buying fresh veggies at the grocery store is generally good for you, but not when they might be contaminated and lead to Listeria monocytogenes, which can lead to a slew of symptoms, like fever, headache, nausea, joint and abdominal pain, and diarrhea. And it can even be fatal in those with lower immune systems, pregnant women, children, and the elderly.

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release that Growers Express, a manufacturer based out of Biddeford, Maine, is recalling butternut squash, cauliflower, and zucchini products, which were distributed across 24 states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Nebraska, Maryland, Kentucky, Vermont, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Tennessee, Kansas, Illinois, Delaware, Alabama, Indiana, and Florida. However, there are others, as well.

The products were sold at Trader Joe's, as well as Big Y Foods, Bozzutos, C&S, Food Lion, Shaws, and Stop & Shop. You can view the entire list of products involved in the recall on Growers Express' website, but some include Green Giant's Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles, Green Giant's Butternut Squash (cubed, peeled, and diced packages), Green Giant's Ramen Bowl, Green Giant's Zucchini Noodles, Signature Farm's Cauliflower Crumbles, and both Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Spirals and Zucchini Spirals.

Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses yet. Here's how to know if you should toss: most of these packages have "best by" dates between June 26 and 29, 2019, the FDA said. And, if you bought canned or frozen items, you should be safe, so need to get rid of those.

"The safety of our consumers is our first priority," said Tom Byrne, President of Growers Express in the news release. "We self-reported the need for this recall to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health. We are deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line equipment, as well as conducting continued testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety tests before resuming production."

If you bought these items during this time, toss them ASAP. You can also request a refund if you like.


Trader Joe’s, Green Giant And Signature Farms Packaged Vegetables Recalled Due To Listeria Risk

(CNN) — Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sold under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe’s and Signature Farms have been recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The vegetable products were voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Growers Express due to concerns about possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said in a Monday statement.

The packaged vegetables were produced at a factory in Biddeford, Maine, and were distributed to grocery stores across the United States, primarily in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maine. The FDA issued a list of the stores and states affected.

Most of the potentially contaminated products have “Best if Used By” dates between June 26 and 29, 2019. No Green Giant frozen or canned vegetables are recalled.

“Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” said the FDA.

Other short term symptoms include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the FDA. Listeria infections can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages and stillbirths.

If you think your veggies might be recalled, or if you can’t read the date on your packaged veggies, the FDA urges you to not consume them and to throw away the packages.

“The safety of our consumers is our first priority,” said Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express in a statement.

“We self-reported the need for this recall to the US Food and Drug Administration and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health.”

Growers Express issued a full list of the products recalled. It includes:

  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Cubes
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Noodles
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Diced
  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice Blend
  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Soup Bowl
  • Green Giant Fresh Sweet Potato Cauliflower Crumbles
  • Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles
  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles
  • Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Spirals
  • Trader Joe’s Zucchini Spirals

Growers Express said it is sanitizing the factory and equipment involved and conducting additional safety tests. No other Growers Express products were involved in the recall.

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Trader Joe's, Green Giant and Signature Farms packaged vegetables recalled due to Listeria risk

Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sold under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe's and Signature Farms have been recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The vegetable products were voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Growers Express due to concerns about possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said in a Monday statement.

The packaged vegetables were produced at a factory in Biddeford, Maine, and were distributed to grocery stores across the United States, primarily in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maine. The FDA issued a list of the stores and states affected .

Most of the potentially contaminated products have "Best if Used By" dates between June 26 and 29, 2019. No Green Giant frozen or canned vegetables are recalled.

"Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," said the FDA.

Other short term symptoms include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the FDA. Listeria infections can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages and stillbirths.

If you think your veggies might be recalled, or if you can't read the date on your packaged veggies, the FDA urges you to not consume them and to throw away the packages.

"The safety of our consumers is our first priority," said Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express in a statement.

"We self-reported the need for this recall to the US Food and Drug Administration and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health."

Growers Express issued a full list of the products recalled . It includes:

  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Cubes
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Noodles
  • Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Diced
  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice Blend
  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Soup Bowl
  • Green Giant Fresh Sweet Potato Cauliflower Crumbles
  • Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles
  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles
  • Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Spirals
  • Trader Joe's Zucchini Spirals

Growers Express said it is sanitizing the factory and equipment involved and conducting additional safety tests. No other Growers Express products were involved in the recall.


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