Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in conjunction with Mann Packing Co., is announcing a voluntary recall of select vegetable trays in various weights ranging from 7 ounces to 2 pounds and broccoli florets served on salad bars at two stores because of listeria.
The recall involves product potentially sold between Sept. 25, 2019, and Nov. 4, 2019, in all Meijer stores in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Additionally, two affected Meijer locations with salad bars involve purchases with broccoli florets made between Oct. 1, 2019, and Oct. 30, 2019, at the Knapps Corner and Rockford Meijer stores in the Grand Rapids area. There have been no illnesses reported to date.
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.
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.
Meijer is recalling the following products under the Meijer brand label with the following sell-by dates:
- UPC – 2-20185-00000-2 – Store Made Vegetable Tray, Sept 25, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019;
- UPC – 2-20186-00000-1 – Vegetable Tray W/Dip, Sept 25, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019;
- UPC – 2-21233-00000-5 – Scale Cauliflower Florets PLU 4566, Sept 25, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019;
- UPC – 2-21234-00000-4 – Scale Broccoli Florets PLU 4548, Sept 25, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019.
Mann Packing Co. issued the initial recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Meijer used the ingredients in the affected products originated from Mann Packing Co.
Consumers who have purchased this product should throw it away or return the product to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Meijer at 800-543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician.