General Mills recalls frozen green beans over possible listeria contamination


For the second time in two months, General Mills has recalled a batch of frozen green beans over a possible listeria contamination.

In a press release issued Friday, the Twin Cities-based food giant announced it was recalling 16-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with a use-by date of June 29, 2017.

It follows one of the products testing positive for listeria, with the move being taken as a precaution even though no illnesses have been reported.

The Associated Press reports that around 60,000 bags of the beans have been affected by the recall.

In August, the Business Journal reports that 60,000 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans were recalled for the same reason, which affected products with use-by dates of Apr. 10 and 11, 2016.

According to the Mayo Clinic, infections from listeria bacteria can cause fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea, with symptoms taking anything from a few days to as long as two months to appear.

It can be potentially fatal to unborn and newborn babies.

Also on Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Chicago-based Aspen Foods was recalling around 561,000 frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that may have been contaminated with salmonella.

These products have use-by dates of between Aug. 23, 2016 to Dec. 15, 2016.

A full list of the affected products can be found here.

In July, Aspen recalled 2 million chicken products following an outbreak of salmonella in Minnesota.

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