Whole Foods Market recalls nearly 70 vegetable products from stores because of bacterium risk
The grocery chain Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling about 70 vegetable products from its stores across the United States suspecting they may have been exposed to a bacterium that could make people sick.
The vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release from the company. No illnesses have been reported so far.
The affected products were sold between October 10, 2019, and November 4, 2019.
The recall only affects products that were available on salad and hot bars, chefs’ cases or packaged in plastic containers. This follows Mann Packing Company’s recall of 100 vegetable products, also over listeria concerns.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.