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Recall: Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Peak Fresh Vegetable Products


On 2019-07-15, the FDA announced that Growers Express is conducting a recall on Fresh Vegetable Products due to possible contamination with . The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express and Peak during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.

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Name: Growers Express

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Regions Where Sold: Maine and Massachusetts

Product Description: Fresh Vegetable Products

Brand Name(s): Green Giant Fresh, Growers Express, Peak

Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

Official Recall Date: 2019-07-15

Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 07/15/2019, it was not published by the FDA until 07/22/2019.


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  • Growers Express Expands Voluntary Recall of Select Fresh Vegetable Products Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes Summary Company Announcement Date: July 15, 2019 FDA Publish Date: July 15, 2019 Product Type: Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes Company Name: Growers Express Brand Name: Brand Name(s) Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria monocytogenes Product Description: Product Description Fresh vegetable products Company Announcement

    Growers Express takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting consumers is expanding the list of select fresh vegetable products affected by a voluntary recall that was issued on July 1, 2019. After further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the recall, a single retail sample was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has expanded the list of recalled products to include certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets and fresh green beans products with the "best by" or "pack dates" identified in the chart below.

    The products originated from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to the states of Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer sourcing vegetables from the suspected cause of the contamination. There are no reported illnesses to date.
    Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

    No other Growers Express products are impacted or part of this expansion. This recall does notaffect or include any Green Giant® canned or frozen vegetable products.

    Consumers who purchased any of the products listed below from the affected "best by" or "pack dates" or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away.

    Retailer/Distributor Brand/Label Description Item Name Package Weight Item SKU UPC Lot No. States Affected Best By/Pack Date
    Big Y Green Giant Fresh Brussels Sprouts 2 lb BSC100103 605806028076 190628-405839 MA Pack Date
    Native Maine Growers Express Cauliflower Florets 3 lb CAC102102 Foodservice 190627-405616 ME Best By
    Ruby Robinson (PFG) Peak Green Beans 5 lb BGC101105 Foodservice 190625-405265 ME Pack Date
    Cauliflower Florets 3 lb CAC102105 Foodservice 190628-405842 ME Pack Date

    Customers also have been notified to remove any remaining products from shelves and inventory. Please refer to the toll-free number listed on each package with any questions or requests for refund. Visit for the most up-to-date information.

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    Company Contact Information Media: Megan McCarl 231-670-5340
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