The recall was issued Wednesday after inspectors at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection found the bacteria at a Stop & Shop on Ellington Road in South Windsor.

“We’re incredibly proud that our staff was able to catch this during a routine sampling,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “We work hard every day across all of our divisions to ensure public health and safety both by conducting regular inspections, and by responding to complaints.”

Affected products are labeled with UPC 068826700926 and code BEST BY MAR 15 2020.

Infection with Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, a foodborne illness that kills more than 250 people each year in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable to the illness. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of balance
  • Convulsions

If you purchased any broccoli affected by this recall, you should not eat it, and either discard it immediately or return it to the Stop & Shop where you purchased it for a refund.

To date, there have been no listeria infections or other illnesses associated with the recall.

Source: NBC 4 New York

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