New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers about Robinson Fresh brand packaged Turnip Greens due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The prepackaged “Robinson Fresh Turnip Greens” is packed in a 16 oz. plastic bag with a Best by Date of 4/26/21 on it. The prepacked Robinson Fresh Turnip Greens was sold at ShopRite in Commack and possibly other retail locations in New York State.
Consumers who have purchased the “Robinson Fresh Turnip Greens” should not consume it and should discard the product or return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Robinson Fresh Customer Service at 855-229-6128.
The consumer alert was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel found Listeria monocytogenes present in the product.
Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, which can be a serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. It can also cause short-term, flu-like symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in healthy people.