Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods is recalling its frozen organic green beans after Connecticut inspectors detected Listeria in a sample of the product, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration.
Keep yourself and your family safe by checking your freezer for 10-ounce bags marked “Organic Fine Whole Green Beans” from Nature's Fresh with a UPC number 8 73668 00141 8. The packages also have a best-before dates from June 4, 2017, through June 21, 2019.
Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Nature’s Touch issued this voluntary recall Tuesday after a routine sampling program by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection found one positive result of Listeria monocytogenes in one retail bag of the product.
Nature’s Touch immediately ceased production and distribution of the product.
The product distributed through three retailers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. All affected retailers have been contacted to ensure that the recalled product is removed from store shelves.
Other products from Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods are not affected.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recalled product.
For more information, contact the Nature’s Touch Consumer Service Team weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-877-850-2664 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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