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30,000 Cases of Precut Vegetables Recalled

Traces of listeria found in products affects 8 retailers
Listeria Vegetable Recall at Walmart & Publix
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Around 30,000 cases of precut vegetables are being recalled after a possible outbreak of listeria was reported by the Georgia Department of Agriculture during a routine test. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 45 varieties of fresh-cut vegetables distributed by Country Fresh, Inc. could contain traces of the bacteria.

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Products included range from sliced mushrooms and onions to pice de gallo and have Best if Used By dates between August 7 and 19. The recall expands across nine states and affects eight retailers, including Walmart, Publix and QuikTrip.


According to the recall notice, “The company has ceased distribution of the affected product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Country Fresh continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.”

No illnesses have been reported yet, but it can take up to 70 days before symptoms appear.

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