Meijer-brand produce recalled for Listeria contamination

Freeman Staff

Oct. 24, 2017

WAUKESHA Meijer grocery stores have announced a recall of some of their brand produce items due to potential risks of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall spans to produce sold between Sept. 27 and Oct. 20 in Meijer stores across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The grocery chain received a notice of possible contamination from Mann Packing, a Salinas, Calif.based supplier that sources branded produce for Meijer.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency originally identified evidence of the contamination. Recalled items include pre-packaged weighted items like broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, brussels sprout slices and a number of vegetable party trays of various sizes and weights.

The Listeria organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal symptoms in the young, elderly or ailing including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea. Infections can also cause miscarriages or stillbirths in already pregnant women.

For a list of the recalled items, visit online at www.fda/gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm581546.htm.

Customers are asked to either throw away the items or return them to any Meijer store for a refund.