Vegetable recall affecting Alabama residents

On Behalf of | Sep 5, 2017 | Firm News

Southeastern Grocers issued a recall of several pre-cut vegetable products sold at Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Fresco y Mas. The products are being recalled because of the possibility of Listeria. You can get a refund if you return the vegetables to the store where you purchased them.

Did you buy one of these recalled products? The recall includes:

  • 10 oz. packages of SEG Stir Fry Vegetables
  • 6 oz. packages of SEG Tri Pepper Dice
  • 12 oz. packages of SEG Fajita Blend
  • 23 oz. packages of SEG Vegetable Kabob

The affected products have a sell-by date between August 12 – 20. You can call Southeastern Grocers at 866-946-6349 for more information.

What is Listeriosis?

Listeria (or Listeriosis) is an infection caused by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Typically, people get this infection when they eat something contaminated with the bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the people most at risk for Listeriosis are:

  • Pregnant women
  • Newborns
  • People with a compromised immune system
  • People ages 65 and up

Pregnant women are at the greatest risk for Listeriosis: 10 times more likely than the rest of the population. Learn more about protecting yourself and your baby.

Know the signs and symptoms of Listeriosis

The symptoms of Listeriosis include diarrhea, fever, stiff neck, headaches, muscle aches, confusion and convulsions. In pregnant women, however, the symptoms are usually fever, muscle aches and fatigue.

If you consumed any of the recalled vegetables, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms. Typically, it takes one to four weeks for symptoms to appear, so don’t dismiss these symptoms if it’s been a few weeks since you ate the potentially contaminated vegetables.

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