Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sold under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe’s and Signature Farms have been recalled due to Lysteria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The vegetable products were voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Growers Express due to concerns about the possible bacteria contamination, said the FDA in a statement.
The packaged vegetables were produced at a factory in Maine, and were distributed to grocery stores across the United States with the potentially contaminated products having the “Best if Used By” dates between June 26 and June 29, 2019. .
“Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” said the FDA.
If you think you have a recalled veggie item, the FDA urges customers to not consume them and to throw away the packages.
“The safety of our consumers is our first priority,” said Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express in a statement.
The company issued a full list of the products recalled.
- Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Cubes
- Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Noodles
- Green Giant Fresh Butternut Squash Diced
- Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice Blend
- Green Giant Fresh Ramen Soup Bowl
- Green Giant Fresh Sweet Potato Cauliflower Crumbles
- Green Giant Fresh Zucchini Noodles
- Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles
- Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Spirals
- Trader Joe’s Zucchini Spirals
Growers Express assured that they were sanitizing the factory and equipment involved and conducting additional safety tests.