Country Fresh Recalls Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk

the recalled products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Country Fresh Recalls Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk
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August 29, 2016

Country Fresh is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products, because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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.

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

The affected food bears best-by dates between 8/7/16 through 8/19/16. The product is in either a clear plastic container or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film.

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.

Customers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with any additional questions may contact Country Fresh at (281) 453-3305