Listeria Fears Prompt Recall of Vegetable Products From Stores in Nine States

(WASHINGTON) — More than 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products are being recalled for potential listeria contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Country Fresh, LLC, is recalling the products from retailers in nine states. No illnesses have yet been reported by public health authorities.

The vegetables, which include diced onions, diced peppers, pico de gallo, fajita mix and other products, were shipped to stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. They bear “BEST IF USED BY” dates between August 7 and August 19.

Retailers that sell Country Fresh products include BI-LO, Fresh Point, Harris Teeter supermarkets, Publix supermarkets, QuikTrip shops, The Spinx Company, Wal-Mart stores, and Winn Dixie markets.

“We are treating this incident very seriously,” said Max Payen, Country Fresh’s Director of Food Safety, “because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available.”

The potential contamination was discovered as part of a sample taken at a single retail store by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

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