Bags of Green Beans & Butternut Squash sold at Walmart Recalled

Posted on February 25, 2019 by


Southern Specialties Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida is recalling select bags of Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

The company shipped the recalled product to one retail distribution center. Although most of the product was retrieved before distribution to retail stores, some product shipped on February 17th may have reached select stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

To date, Southern Specialties has not been informed of any illnesses associated with this recall.

This recall was issued after a raw material supplier notified the company that it was issuing a recall after a routine test of a food contact surface tested positive for the bacterium. Southern Specialties is recalling all products that were repacked at its facility on the same repacking line as the supplier’s product. None of the products have tested positive.

The company is carrying out this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Consumers can use the following information to determine if they have the recalled product. Anyone who has the recalled product should not consume it and either destroy it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Brand Product Description UPC
Located in the white box on back of package in the lower right hand corner
Best if Used By date
Located in the white box on the front of the package in the right hand corner
Lot codes on bag
Located in the white box on the front of the package in the right hand corner
Marketside Bagged Green Beans, 32oz. (2 LB) 907g 681131457385 MAR-9-2019 83931-123 or 83939-124
Marketside Bagged Green Beans, 12 oz. (340g) 681131328869 MAR-8-2019 83928-628 or 83932-123
Marketside Bagged Butternut Squash, 16oz. (1 LB) 454g 681131122351 MAR-6-2019 83940-319 or 83940-139

Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact the company at 1-954-876-2453 or visit We will return calls within 24 hours.

Product Photos

  • Marketside, Green Beans, Family Size, 32 oz.
  • Marketside, Green Beans, 12 oz.
  • Marketside, Butternut Squash, 16 oz.

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