Company recalls vegetable products
Officials say food products potentially contaminated
The Maui News
The state Department of Health Food and Drug Branch is alerting residents of a voluntary recall of vegetable products sold in Hawaii due to a potential bacterial contamination.
Earlier this month, Mann Packing Co. announced voluntary recalls of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the U.S. and Canada, after being notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company said it was issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution.
The recalled products have “best if enjoyed by” dates ranging from Oct. 11 to Nov. 16 of this year, Hawaii’s Department of Health said Wednesday. To date, the department has not reported any illness associated with these products.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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, the department said.
Mann Packing has said it will continue to work closely with authorities to investigate the issue.
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by the recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container. Some of the products shipped to Hawaii are under the Mann brand; others are packaged under Signature Farms.
To view the names and photos of products that are part of the recall, visit mannpackingproductlist11-2019.us/.
For inquiries or comments, call Mann Packing Co.’s 24-hour customer service line at (844) 927-0707 or email email@example.com.