Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause severe or even fatal food poisoning — especially in young children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with vulnerable immune systems.

Meijer said no illnesses have been reported.

The recall involves 35 vegetable products, including broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and party platters that were sold in Meijer-brand plastic or foam containers.

The products were sold in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin from September 27 through October 20, 2017.

The recall involves the following products:

UPCUPC Description
0-0-4548-3BROCCOLI FLORETS 3 LB
0-0-4566-7CAULIFLOWER FLORETS 3 LB BAG
0-71651-90035-3CAULIFLOWER FLORETTS (EDI)
0-71651-90384-2CAULIFLOWER FLORETTS
0-72668-20001-6BROCCOLI FLORETS LB
2-13760-00000-9Markets of Meijer SALAD ROTINI MOZZARELLA MEDLEY
2-17879-00000-4Markets of Meijer SALAD ROTINI MOZZARELLA MEDLEY
2-19106-00000-9ASPARAGUS SPEARS
2-19489-00000-9ASPARAGUS SPEARS WITH GARLIC PARMESAN
2-19744-00000-3Markets of Meijer SALAD ROTINI MOZZARELLA MEDLEY G&G
2-20185-00000-2STORE MADE VEGETABLE TRAY
2-20186-00000-1STORE MADE VEGETABLE TRAY W/DIP
2-20582-00000-1FIESTA TRAY WITH RED PEPPER HUMMUS
2-20782-00000-9BRUSSELS SPROUTS SLICES
2-20785-00000-6ZUCCHINI AND SQUASH COMBO
2-20786-00000-5ZUCCHINI SQUASH
2-20787-00000-4MIXED PEPPER BLEND
2-21233-00000-5CAULIFLOWER FLORETS PLU 4566
2-21234-00000-4BROCCOLI FLORETS PLU 4548
2-22077-00000-8VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY LARGE
2-22091-00000-8VEGETABLE TRAY WITH HUMMUS
2-22097-00000-2VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY SMALL
2-22098-00000-1VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY MEDIUM
2-22099-00000-0VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY LARGE
2-29523-00000-1PRE-PACKAGED BROCCOLI FLORETS
2-29524-00000-0PRE-PACKAGED CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
2-29525-00000-9PRE-PACKAGED CAUL/BROC FLORETS
7-08820-24604-1CAULI FLORETS 3 LB BAG
7-16519-00356-1CAULIFLOWER FLORETTS LB
7-16519-01015-6BROCCOLI FLORETS 3 LB BAG
7-16519-03849-5CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
7-16519-03871-6CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
7-19283-76392-1VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY SMALL
7-19283-76409-6VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY MEDIUM
7-19283-76412-6VEGETABLE PARTY TRAY LARGE

Meijer previously recalled its store-brand Colby and Colby Jack cheese sold at the deli counter due to the risk of Listeria.

An estimated 1,600 people are infected with Listeria every year in the United States, including about 260 who die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older and people with weakened immune systems.”

The symptoms of infection with Listeria may not appear for up to 70 days after a person eats contaminated food. The symptoms may include fever, diarrhea, muscle aches, stiff neck, and sometimes diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Pregnant women may also suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth after having a mild flu-like illness.

Source: Retailer Meijer Pulls Packaged Vegetables in Six U.S. States Amid Listeria Scare

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