The FDA announced that Southern Specialties Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida is recalled select bags of Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash due to potential Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were shipped to one retail distribution center. 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. No illnesses are associated with this recall. The recall was issued after the company’s raw material supplier found Listeria monocytogenes in a routine test of a food contact surface. As a precautionary measure, Southern Specialties recalled 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 for Listeria.@ https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm632027.htm
Southern Specialties Recalled Bagged Green Beans and Butternut Squash Due to Listeria
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 diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.