Fresh vegetables sold in Virginia, other states recalled for listeria risk

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A recall of potentially contaminated fresh pre-cut vegetables includes 14 products sold at Harris Teeter Supermarkets in Virginia.

Country Fresh LLC, a food processor based in Conroe, Tex., recalled 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetables on Aug. 26, citing possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria. Listeria can cause potentially serious or fatal infections in people with compromised immune systems, including children and the elderly, according to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In pregnant women, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Healthy people may experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and stiffness.

The recalled products have “BEST IF USED BY” dates ranging from Aug. 7, 2016 through Aug. 19, 2016. They were sold in either clear plastic clamshell containers or in Styrofoam trays, wrapped in clear plastic.

The recalled products sold at Harris-Teeter in Virginia are:

•Farmers Market diced green peppers, 8 ounces

•Farmers Market diced tri-pepper, 6 ounces

•Farmers Market diced yellow onions, 8 ounces

•Fajita mix, 10 ounces

•Fajita mix, 12 ounces

•Green bean sauté, 10 ounces

•Farmers Market mirepoix, 12 ounces

•Grilling vegetables, 14 ounces

•Jal Ched stuff mushrooms, 7 ounces

•Kabob Kit, 23 ounces

•Stir fry vegetable, 10 ounces

•SW stuff mushrooms, 7 ounces

•Tri-color peppers, 12 ounces

•Veggie & fruit kabob kit, 23 ounces

Customers who bought a recalled item may bring it back to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Harris-Teeter has five locations in Virginia Beach: 2800 Arctic Ave.; 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.; 5060 Ferrell Pkwy.; 4540 Princess Anne Rd.; and 2476 Nimmo Pkwy.

No illnesses have been confirmed to date by public-health officials, according to the release.

The recall covered products sold to eight stores in 12 states.


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Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post,, and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.