FDA: Recalled veggies sold in RI, Mass

Recalls And Warnings

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Due to listeria concerns, a Maine-based food company has issued a voluntary recall of select fresh vegetable products – including some that were distributed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to officials.

The US Food and Drug Administration announced that Growers Express issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. The fresh vegetable products include packaged varieties of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, and butternut squash-based veggie bowl. 

Some of the products were sold at Trader Joe’s stores in Rhode Island and Shaw’s stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Sold in RI Trader Joe’s:

  • Butternut Squash Spirals – 10.5 oz package
    • Item SKU: BCN105106
    • UPC Number: 623391
    • Lot Number: 190614-403565
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019

Sold at Mass. & RI Shaw’s

  • Signature Farms Cauliflower Crumbles – 1 lb. package
    • Item SKU: CAC101109
    • UPC Number: 2113098438
    • Lot Number: 190612-403100
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles – 1 lb. package
    • Item SKU: MXC100101
    • UPC Number: 605806000515
    • Lot Number: 190612-403102
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Ramen Bowl – 7.4 oz package
    • Item SKU: MXC183104
    • UPC Number: 605806027864
    • Lot Number: 190614-403534
    • Best By Date: 6/28/2019
  • Green Giant Fresh Diced Butternut – 12 oz. package
    • Item SKU: BNC101101
    • UPC Number: 605806138010
    • Lot Number: 605806138010
    • Best By Date: 6/26/2019

Growers Express also sold products to the C&S and Big Y Foods chains in Massachusetts, a food chain in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Florida, and several other states according to officials. Click here for a full list »

Growers Express said consumers who purchased any of the products listed from the affected sell-by dates or with unreadable date code are urged not to consume the products and to throw them away.

“The safety of our consumers is our first priority,” said Tom Byrne, President of Growers Express. “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. 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.”

For more information, visit: www.GrowersExpress.com/voluntaryrecall.

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