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Green Beans, Squash Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

— February 27, 2019

A recall notice was recently issued for Southern Specialties Inc. Marketside brand butternut squash and green beans over concerns the products may be contaminated with Listeria.

Earlier this week, Southern Specialties Inc. issued a recall of butternut squash and green beans over concerns the vegetables may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. This bacteria may result in serious infections in young children, pregnant women, elderly people, and anyone with weakened immune systems. Even if you’re a healthy individual, you may experience headaches, high fevers, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms if you contract the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Recalled Green Beans
Recalled Green Beans; image courtesy of the FDA,

According to the recall notice, only the following Marketside brand products are included:

  • Marketside | Bagged Green Beans, 32oz. (2 LB) 907g | 681131457385 (UPC) | 3/9/2019 (Best If Used By Date) | 83931-123 or 83939-124 (Lot Codes On Bag)
  • Marketside | Bagged Green Beans, 12 oz. (340g) 681131328869 (UPC) | 3/8/2019 (Best If Used By Date) | 83928-628 or 83932-123 (Lot Codes On Bag)
  • Marketside | Bagged Butternut Squash, 16oz. (1 LB) 454g 681131122351 (UPC) | 3/6/2019 (Best If Used By Date) | 83940-319 or 83940-139 (Lot Codes On Bag)

Fortunately, the recalled products were only shipped to one retail distribution center and “most of the product” has already been retrieved. However, some products may have reached stores throughout Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, North Caroline, and South Carolina.

If you have any of the recalled products in your home, either throw them away or return it for a refund. If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact Southern Specialties Inc. at 1-954-876-2453.


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