AdventHealth Hendersonville Takes Steps to Notify Patients and Public: Vendor Reports Possible Food Safety Issue

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Takes Steps to Notify Patients and Public:

Vendor Reports Possible Food Safety Issue

 

Hendersonville, N.C.(November 5, 2019) On November 4, 2019, Mann Packing issued a voluntary recall of fresh broccoli florets because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.

 

Mann Packing is a supplier of produce to US Foods, which is a food vendor for AdventHealth Hendersonville. Mann Packing issued the recall to its customer (US Foods), and US Foods then passed along the recall information to AdventHealth Hendersonville.

 

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can 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.

 

AdventHealth is extending this message to patients and the public.  If you believe you consumed broccoli via our patient tray service or in our public cafeteria between the dates of 9/24/19 and 11/2/19 and are suffering from the symptoms listed above, please seek medical attention.

 

Individuals with further questions may contact the Mann Packing 24-hour Consumer Line at Call844-927-0707 or visit https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mann-packing-co-inc-voluntarily-recalls-vegetable-products-sold-united-states-and-canada-due.

 

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning six consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.

AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit AdventHealthNC.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).