Two types of fresh vegetables sold at Trader Joe's stores in Minnesota have been recalled due to the threat of bacteria causing listeria, which can result in serious illness or death.
The vegetables, which are packaged under the Trader Joe's brand, including zucchini spirals and butternut squash spirals in 10.5 ounce packages. Most include a label witha . "Best If Used By" date of June 26-29.
- Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Spirals, 10.5 oz.
- Trader Joe's Zucchini Spirals, 10.5 oz.
The vegetables come from Growers Express in Maine, with the company saying it has sanitized its facility and temporarily stopped production.
"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,"said Tom Byrne, president of Growers Express, in a statement.
The Food and Drug Administration says anyone in possession of the recalled products should throw it away and not eat it. You can also call and request a refund. Trader Joe's customer relations number is 1-626-599-3817.
The bacteria, known as Listeria monocytogenes, can be fatal in young children or anyone with weak immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, nausea and diarrhea.
There are nine Trader Joe's stores in Minnesota: Bloomington, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Rochester, Shoreview, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Woodbury.