General Mills recalls 60,000 green beans bags over fears of listeria contamination

Following fears of possible listeria outbreak in its products, General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans – and consumers are urged to either dispose of the affected products batch or return them for a full refund or replacement.

This is the second time General Mills will be recalling its green beans this year over possible listeria infection. But then, the company said no illnesses have been reported in any of the two recall cases.

Listeria monocytogenes is a type species of the genus Listeria, and it can cause meningitis, encephalitis, septicemia, endocarditis, abortion, abscesses, listeriosis, and death. But in mild cases, it can cause fever, muscle aches, and general fatigue.

Based in Minneapolis, General Mills announced on Friday that it voluntarily sanctioned the recall as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for listeria.

The batch affected by this recall is the 16-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm green beans with a best-before date of June 29, 2017. The bags for the affected products were produced in June 2015.

The first case of recall carried out by the food company took place in August when 60,000 bags of 10-ounce Cascadian Farm green beans packages were recalled. Those were produced in March 2014 with a best-before date of April 2016.

No other varieties or production dates of Cascadian Farm products are affected by this recall. But if you need to call in for a replacement, you can get to customer care for Cascadian Farm at 800-624-4123.