Walmart, Trader Joe's, more vegetables recalled for listeria fears

Mann’s Family Favorites- Cauliflower Florets

A list of products pulled from shelves in Walmart is listed below with brand names and UPC codes.

Listeria is an organism that could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to children, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems.

Albertsons, Randalls, Tom Thumb stores in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas are among the stores voluntarily recalling Ready.

"Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution", the company said in a statement, adding that it is cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials to recall the products.

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H-E-B store brand Broccoli Carrots; Broccoli Cauliflower; Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad; Veggie Toss Kit; Caulibit Mushroom Sauce; Caulibits Chopped Cauliflower; Cauliflower Florets; Fiesta Salad; Power Slaw; Stir Fry Medley; and Vegetable Medley.

For questions about the overall recall, call Mann Packing at 1-888-470-2681, 24 hours a day. Pregnant women infected with listeria can experience miscarriages and stillbirths. The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with "best if used by" dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging.

"As the owner of this company and as a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority", said Gina Nucci, director of corporate marketing for Mann Packing. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled items are asked not to consume them, but discard or return those items to the place of purchase for a full refund.

High-risk groups can develop infections in the bloodstream or brain, as well as infections in bones and joints or other parts of the body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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