Country Fresh Recalls Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

Country Fresh Recalls Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

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Country Fresh Recalls Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release
August 26, 2016
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Consumers
Country Fresh, Inc.
281-453-3305

Announcement
August 26, 2016. Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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 only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.
The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between August 7, 2016 (8/7/16) through August 19, 2016 (8/19/16). The product is in either a clear plastic container as labeled below or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film as labeled below. No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.
To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.
“We are treating this incident very seriously because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available,” said Max Payen, Country Fresh’s Director of Food Safety. The potential for contamination was uncovered as the result of a single routine sample taken at a retail store by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed the finished product tested positive for the bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of the affected product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Country Fresh continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT.
The list of products subject to this recall follows:
Description Store Description of Packaging Use by Date Range States Distributed
CFC Celery/Onion Dice 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Creole Mix 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Fajita Mix 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Pico De Gallo 8oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Tri-Pepper Dice 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Yellow Onion Dice 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CF Diced Onion 4/3lb Fresh Point Clamshell 8/11/2016 8/17/2016 FL
Farmers Market Diced Green Peppers 8oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market Diced Tri-Pepper 6 oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market Diced Yellow Onions 8oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Fajita Mix 10oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Fajita Mix 12oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Green Bean Sauté 10oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market Mirepoix 12oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Grilling Vegetables 14oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Jal Ched Stuff Mushrooms 7oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Kabob Kit 23oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Stir Fry Vegetable 10oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
SW Stuff Mushrooms 7oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Tri-Color Peppers 12oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Veggie & Fruit Kabob Kit 23oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Kabob Sensations Veggie Kabob 23oz Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Overwrap 8/12/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, FL,GA, AL
Diced Yel Onion Condiment 8oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA
Diced Yellow Onion 40oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA
Green Pepper 40oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA
Regular Pico Condiment 10oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA
Sliced Green Bell Pepper 4lb QuikTrip Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA
Diced Onion 16oz The Spinx Company Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC
Pico de Gallo 18oz The Spinx Company Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC
Diced Yellow Onion 8oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Pico de Gallo 10oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Spicy Pico de Gallo 10 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Sliced Bell Peppers 7oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/7/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Fajita Mix 9.5oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Veggie Kabobs 23oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Portabella Griller 12.5oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/7/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Celery/Onion Dice 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Creole Mix 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Fajita Mix 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Pico De Gallo 8oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Tri-Pepper Dice 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Yellow Onion Dice 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Mush & Garlic Herb Steak 7.5oz Winn Dixie Overwrap 8/9/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Stuffed Mushrooms 7oz Winn Dixie Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms 8oz Winn Dixie Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL