Listeria Risk Prompts 9-State Vegetable Recall

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Aug. 30, 2016 -- Possible listeria contamination has prompted the recall of 30,000 cases of fresh vegetable products by Houston area producer Country Fresh.

The recall includes vegetable products wrapped in clear plastic with the Country Fresh label or with store-branded labels at Walmart, Harris Teeter, Winn Dixie, Publix, QuikTrip, Bi-Lo, Fresh Point and The Spinx Company stores in nine states. The states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, USA Today reported.

The recalled products -- which include diced peppers, diced onions, stir fry vegetables, grilling vegetables and stuffed mushrooms -- have "Best If Used By" dates between Aug. 7 to Aug. 19.

Listeria can cause serious infection and even death in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. No illnesses associated with the recalled vegetable products have been reported, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who bought the products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, and can get more information by calling Country Fresh at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, USA Today reported.