Vegetable company recalls products across United States, Canada after listeria found

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There haven't been any reported cases of people falling ill from consuming any contaminated product, but it's better to be safe than sorry, of course.

A full list off all the recalled products can be found on the FDA's website.

The products, sold in the United States and Canada, have "best if used by" dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging.

A major vegetable recall was issued across the country last week amid fears of bacterial contamination.

Random testing of one of the products by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found listeria.

Among the biggest retail recalls, stemming from Mann Packing's, is Meijer's.

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Meijer, a Midwestern chain similar to Walmart (one of the food-selling chains affected in the recall), recalled nearly 20 different store brand produce items from its 235 supercenters and grocery stores in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Pregnant women, older folks, and people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk for further infection if exposed to listeria or listeriosis.

According to the CDC, listeria has a variety of symptoms associated with it, though it can often cause fever or diarrhea like many other foodborne illnesses.

Other recalled products include nine-ounce bags of shaved brussels sprouts and 10-ounce bags of cauliflower florets.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimated that 1,600 people develop a serious form of infection known as listeriosis each year, and 260 die from the disease, making it the third most-deadly form of food poisoning in the United States. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers". Customers who have bought any of these packages are advised to dispose of them or bring them back to their place of purchase for a refund.

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