Whole Foods Market, Meijer and Albertsons have issued recalls for bags and packages of fresh cut vegetables across the U.S. due to potential listeria contamination reported by a major industry supplier.
The supplier, Mann Packing of Salinas, Calif., also issued their own recall that resulted in products being pulled from the shelves at such stores including Trader Joe's and Walmart. Albertson's also recalled includes some seafood-based meal kits that included fresh vegetables as ingredients.
The recall comes after a single test of a single product occurred in Canada, with zero illnesses that have been reported, claimed Gina Nucci, marketing director for Mann, according to USA Today.
As retailers pulled recalled food from shelves, Nucci asked consumers to return any of the affected products in their refrigerators at home to the store where they bought it.
One of the biggest retailers in the recall, the Grand Rapids, Michigan based supermarket chain called Meijer's, has said it has 39 fresh vegetable products covered by the recall. The recall includes vegetable trays, broccoli florets, asparagus spears and an "autumn harvest salad." The recalled food was sold in stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin and was available for purchase through Friday.
Here is a list of some of the recalled products:
- Whole Foodsis recalling salads from 10 northern California stores, such as Veggie Power Blend, Sesame Chicken Power Salad and Mexican Chicken Power Salad. All were sold by the pound at salad bars.
- Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas are recalling Ready. Chef. Go! seafood meal bags that include cut vegetables. At issue are those with sell-by dates through Oct. 22 that are packaged in clear cooking bags and are sold from refrigerated cases, including numerous fish filet and shrimp kits.
- Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N' Save stores in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming are recalling certain fresh vegetable trays and cups. The items have sell-by dates through Oct. 24 and are packaged in clear plastic trays and cups of various sizes.
- Seattle-based TripleB, a food supplier, is recalling salad kits and stir-fry mixes, sold in store delis and used in hospitals, schools and hotels in Oregon and Washington.
- Triple-B is recalling broccoli florets, stir fry kits, veggie trays with cauliflower and veggie pack combos that were sold in store delis in Alaska.