Multiple Recalls Nationwide for Listeria Concerns in Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, Sunflower Seeds and More
|From STAFF REPORTS
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to several recent recalls that include a wide range of products that were distributed and sold in Georgia. The products are being recalled over concerns of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, which poses health risks to consumers if eaten.
“Recalls are one of the food safety control measures in place to prevent illnesses when a potential problem is identified,” Commissioner Black said. “Many of these recalls are tied together by common ingredients. The multitude of related recalls is a testament to the supply chain working together to identify products that need to be removed from the marketplace.”
While retailers are actively pulling recalled products from store shelves so they are not available for purchase, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) food safety inspectors routinely check retail shelves and distribution warehouses to make sure recalled products have been removed from sale.
Recent recalls impacting Georgia due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination are listed below; please visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website for additional, complete information about each recalled product.
Frozen fruit and vegetable products:
Sunflower seeds and nuts:
Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Lm infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers can sign up to receive email or text alerts in Georgia, and see a comprehensive list of recalls impacting Georgia online at www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.
|About the GDA: The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department’s mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit us at: www.agr.georgia.gov.|
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