Growers Express expands recall

Growers Express expands recall

Growers Express, Salinas, Calif., has expanded a recall of vegetables after product testing resulted in another positive sample of Listeria monocytogenes.

The company’s initial recall was on July 1; it posted an updated recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website on July 15. There have been no illnesses reported in connection with the recall.

“After further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the recall, a single retail sample was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes,” according to the notice.

The products came from a Growers Express in Biddeford, Maine, and were distributed in Maine and Massachusetts.

The new products are for 2-pound bags of Green Giant Fresh Brussels sprouts at Big Y Foods in Massachusetts, 3-pound bags of Growers Express brand cauliflower florets for foodservice at Native Maine in Maine, and 5-pound bags of green beans and 3-pound bags of cauliflower florets (Peak brand) distributed by Ruby Robinson Co. to foodservice accounts in Maine.

The products were packed on June 25 and June 28; the Native Maine cauliflower florets have a best by date of July 11.

The initial recall included Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice Blend,” butternut squash fresh-cut products and zucchini noodles.

For a full list of the products, their stock-keeping unit numbers and lot numbers, visit the Growers Express website.

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