November 8, 2013
Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc., Expands Recall Due to Potential Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information that Garden-Fresh Foods has initiated an expansion of previous recalls of fresh cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads sold under various brands and code dates manufactured prior to Nov. 6, 2013. All packaging types and sizes are included.
The company has not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products; however, anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 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.
The products were sold nationwide to retail stores, restaurants and institutions. Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc., is concerned that expired product may be frozen in consumer homes. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The full recall can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm374295.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.