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Frozen, Organic Green Beans Recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Nature's Touch Frozen Foods is recalling Nature's Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Nature's Touch is issuing this recall after a routine sampling program by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection found one positive result of Listeria monocytogenes in one retail bag of the product. The recalled product comes in 10 oz. bags and has a UPC code of 8 73668 00141 8. Nature's Touch has immediately ceased the production and distribution of this product and is working in full collaboration with the FDA on this recall.

Nature's Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans were distributed through three retailers in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. All affected retailers have been contacted to ensure that the recalled product is removed from store shelves.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that may 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, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased Nature's Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans are urged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The Nature's Touch Consumer Service Team is available to answer questions at 1-877-850-2664 or by email at: info@naturestouch.ca

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