FDA: Recalled veggies sold in RI, Mass

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A Maine-based food company because of listeria concerns has issued a voluntary recall of choosing fresh vegetable products. As per the officials it includes some that were distributed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

It was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration that the Growers Express issued the voluntary recall out of a large quantity of caution. The fresh vegetable products mainly comprise a packaged assortment of cauliflower, butternut squash-based veggie bowl, butternut squash, and zucchini. 

Some of the products were sold at Shaw’s stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Trader Joe’s stores in Rhode Island. 

Sold in RI Trader Joe’s:

 

  • Butternut Squash Spirals – 10.5 oz package

 

    • Item SKU: BCN105106
    • UPC Number: 623391
    • Lot Number: 190614-403565
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019

 

Sold at Mass. & RI Shaw’s

 

  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles – 1 lb. package

 

    • Item SKU: CAC101109
    • UPC Number: 2113098438
    • Lot Number: 190612-403100
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019

 

  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles – 1 lb. package

 

    • Item SKU: MXC100101
    • UPC Number: 605806000515
    • Lot Number: 190612-403102
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019

 

  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Bowl – 7.4 oz package

 

    • Item SKU: MXC183104
    • UPC Number: 605806027864
    • Lot Number: 190614-403534
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019

 

  • Green Giant Fresh Diced Butternut – 12 oz. package

 

    • Item SKU: BNC101101
    • UPC Number: 605806138010
    • Lot Number: 605806138010
    • Best By Date: 6/26/2019

According to officials, Growers Express also sold products to the Big Y and C&S Food chains in Massachusetts, a food chain in New York, Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, and many other states. 

According to Growers Express, the customers who bought any of the products listed with unreadable date code or from the affected sell-by dates are urged not to eat the products and to throw them away.

President of Growers Express, Tom Byrne, said that the safety of our customers is our first priority. He further added that ‘We self-reported the need for this recall to the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and stopped production straight away after getting notification of only positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health. We are deep sanitizing the total capacity and our line tools and carrying out continued testing on top of our normal battery of sanitation and safety and quality tests prior to starting production again’.

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