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Florida Recall Marketside Brand - Butternut Squash & Green Beans

Discussion in 'Home and Environmental Hazards' started by DizzyBlue, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm632027.htm
    Click on above link for full product code lists and use by dates

    Southern Specialties Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida is voluntarily recalling select bags of Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash 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 diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

    The company shipped the recalled product to one retail distribution centre. Although most of the product was retrieved before distribution to retail stores, some product shipped on February 17th may have reached select stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. So, in an abundance of caution, we are issuing this public announcement.

    To date, Southern Specialties has not been informed of any illnesses associated with this recall.

    This recall was voluntarily issued after a raw material supplier notified the company that it was issuing a recall after a routine test of a food contact surface tested positive for the bacterium. As a precautionary measure, Southern Specialties is recalling all products that were repacked at its facility on the same repacking line as the supplier’s product. None of the products have tested positive.

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