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More "Healthy" Food Recalled: Multiple Brands of Hummus and Fresh Vegetables


Earlier this month, we reported that some fresh vegetables sold by stores like Trader Joe's and Food Lion have been recalled after state inspectors discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a sample. Growers Express LLC launched a recall of the products in question from various retailers in dozens of states.

Growers Express is again telling consumers to toss out certain fresh vegetable products because of a test result showing Listeria contamination, but so far, the company is not revealing who supplied the implicated vegetables.

On July 15, an expansion to the July 1 recall, Growers Express added several products to the list, reports Food Safety News.

Here are the products that are being recalled.

The four products that have been implicated in the update involve Brussels sprouts, green beans, and cauliflower. (See the chart below) The brands involved are Green Giant, Growers Express, and Peak.

To see a chart with information on the products listed in the July 1 recall, please see Yet ANOTHER Fresh Vegetable Recall, Multiple Brands and Stores. Impacted brands include Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Signature Farms, Trader Joe's, and Peak.

While Growers Express has not named their vegetable supplier, the products listed in both recalls originated from the company's production facility in Biddeford, ME, and were distributed to Massachusetts and Maine. In the recall notice, Growers Express states it is "no longer sourcing vegetables from the suspected cause of the contamination".

Some hummus products have also been recalled for possible Listeria contamination.

"Dozens of hummus products sold under several grocery brands as well as others are under recall after Listeria monocytogenes was found at a manufacturing facility," reports Food Safety News:

Pita Pal Foods LP of Houston did not report how many pounds of product are subject to the recall. The company also did not post any product photographs with the notice on the Food and Drug Administration's website.

The recalled hummus products were made between May 30 and June 25. Pita Pal distributed the products nationwide in the United States and exported some to the United Arab Emirates.

"Consumers who have purchased products listed below with these use-by dates are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund," according to the company's recall notice. "Consumers with questions may contact the company at 832-803-9295 or email" (source)

To see the full list of impacted products, please see Pita Pal Foods, LP Recalls Various Hummus and Dips Due to Possible Health Risk.

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