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Green Beans Recalled for Listeria Contamination


Frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans are being recalled by General Mills after a sample of the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The voluntary recall covers a limited quantity of frozen green beans. Only ten ounce bags of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with “Better If Used By” dates of April 10, 2016 and April 11, 2016 are being recalled. These green beans were distributed to retail stores nationwide. So far, no illnesses have been reported as a result of the Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Signs and Symptoms of Listeria


The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes causes a very serious infection. Symptoms of a Listeria infection include fever, nausea, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, and muscle aches. These symptoms usually appear within three weeks of infection, although they may take as long as two months to appear. Listeria infections are more severe in those who have certain risk factors, including people with HIV/AIDS, children, the elderly, and women who are pregnant. If you or a loved one begin to show the symptoms of Listeria poisoning, contact a medical professional.