Mann Packing has issued a nationwide recall for packaged vegetable products
sold across the country. The California-based vegetable supplier claims
the recalled products may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes, a dangerous bacterium. Mann Packing supplied the recalled veggies to
some of the largest grocery stores in the country. Walmart, Whole Foods,
Albertson’s, Trader Joe’s, Meijer and Safeway may have been
sold the vegetable products. These stores are also participating in the recall.
Dozens of products sold at stores across the country are being pulled from
shelves. You can review the
list of recalled products by visiting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website.
What are the Health Risks of Listeriosis?
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show that an average of 1,600
people in the US develop listeriosis each year. An average of 260 cases
are fatal. Listeriosis is an infection caused by exposure to Listeria.
The CDC has published helpful information on
Listeria and listeriosis health risks. Pregnant women, the elderly, newborns and other individuals with compromised
or underdeveloped immune systems have the greatest risk of succumbing
to listeriosis. Individuals with HIV or who are undergoing chemotherapy
could have a more difficult time fighting off this illness. For pregnant
women, the infection can be passed to the fetus. Some women may miscarry
or give birth prematurely after developing listeriosis.
Listeriosis can also cause severe health complications for survivors. Infections
can spread to other parts of the body, such as the brain. According to
the CDC, symptoms of listeriosis can mimic influenza. You should seek
immediate medical attention if you notice signs of any serious illness,
If you or a loved one developed severe food poisoning from a product, it
may be possible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, retailer or
restaurant for damages. The
Washington DC product liability attorneys at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC can help determine your eligibility for filing