Fresh vegetables processed in a Maine facility and distributed in states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire are being voluntarily recalled to due potential listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday.

The vegetables included in the recall include packaged butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and butternut squash-based veggie bowls with a “Best If Used By” date of June 26-29, 2019.  The Green Giant effected products were sold in Massachusetts at Big Y Foods, C&S and Shaws and the Trader Joes veggies were sold at stores in several states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.

Listeria can cause infections or illness in people with weakened immune systems, and can cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women, however according to the FDA no illnesses have been reported and the recall is simply due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

A full list of the affected products and locations they were distributed can be viewed here.


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