The NJ product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that packages of fresh vegetables produced by a Maine company under several brands including Trader Joe’s have been recalled over concerns of Listeria contamination, though no illnesses have been reported.
The Growers Express recall includes packages of Butternut Squash Spirals sold at Trader Joe’s stores including locations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The butternut squash packages have a best buy date of June 28, 2019.
Trader Joe’s also had zucchini spirals included in the recall, but those packages were not sold in the New Jersey area.
The larger recall by Growers Express products includes cauliflower, zucchini and a butternut squash-based veggie bowl. The Food and Drug Administration has published a compelte list of the recalled products and best buy dates.
“We self-reported the need for this recall to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and stopped production immediately after being notified of a single positive sample by the Massachusetts Department of Health,” Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express said in a statement. “We are deep sanitizing the entire facility and our line equipment, as well as conducting continued testing on top of our usual battery of sanitation and quality and safety tests before resuming production.”
Symptoms of Listeria include muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, headaches, confusion and convulsions. It can cause serious illness and is sometimes fatal in young children, those with weakened immune systems, the frail and the elderly.
If you or a loved one has suffered losses as a result of consuming a Trader Joe’s product, contact Breslin and Breslin today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.