A Florida company is recalling Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash after tests revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products, according to a recall notice issued Monday by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Pompano Beach, Florida-based Southern Specialties Inc. issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution” after routine testing of a food contact surface tested positive for listeria. As a precautionary measure, Southern Specialties is recalling all products that were repacked at its facility on the same repacking line as the supplier’s product. None of the products have tested positive, FDA said.

Products affected by the recall include:

  • Marketside Bagged Green Beans, 32 oz. | UPC 681131457385 | Best if Used By Date March 9, 2019 | Lot Codes 83931-123 or 83939-124
  • Marketside Bagged Green Beans, 12 oz. | UPC 681131328869 | Best if Used By Date March 9, 2019 | Lot Codes 83931-123 or 83939-124
  • Bagged Butternut Squash, 16oz.| UPC 681131122351 | Best if Used By Date March 6, 2019 | Lot Codes 83940-319 or 83940-139

Signs and symptoms of listeria infection, or listeriosis, include:

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

If the illness spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Confusion / changes in alertness
  • Loss of balance
  • Convulsions

If you purchased any of the recalled items, you should not eat them, and either discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

There have been no listeria infections or any other illnesses linked to the recalled products, FDA said.

Source: WKYT

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