On October 22nd the Crook County School District food program served individually packed cauliflower as snacks for our students. We have just been notified these vegetables could be contaminated with Listeria. For more information on signs and symptoms of this infection please visit the website below. I have included a brief overview from one of the sites for a quick reference. If your child shows some of the symptoms listed below and you take them in for medical attention, please share this information with your healthcare provider.
Here is the recall information:
From Sysco: MANN PACKING RECALL OF VEGETABLE PRODUCTS 2019-11-03 in progress. Visit
Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Listeria infection is most commonly contracted by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products.
Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns. People who have weakened immune systems also are at higher risk of life-threatening complications. Prompt antibiotic treatment can help curb the effects of listeria infection.
Listeria bacteria can survive refrigeration and even freezing. That's why people who are at higher risk of serious infections should avoid eating the types of food most likely to contain listeria bacteria.
If you develop a listeria infection, you may experience:
Mark R. Broderson