Recall issued for green beans sold at Whole Foods, Lidl Stores

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The packaging of a plant product distributed in Whole Foods and Lidl stores is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday (April 21).

Alpine Fresh, Inc. of Doral, Florida is voluntarily recalling its one pound packages of “Hippie Organics” green beans that were distributed at Whole Foods stores in these states:

  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois

and Lidl stores in these states:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Virginia
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Caroline from the south

The product, also sold in Aldi stores in Florida, comes in a clear plastic package with lot number 313-626 on the back on a small white label. (See image above)

Consumers who purchased the packages are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-866-827-3362, the FDA said.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy people only experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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