Frozen vegetable recall: Possibly-tainted products sent to 35 states, Canada
PASCO, Wash. – A Washington company is recalling its frozen vegetables in the United States and Canada over a possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned over the weekend.
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is taking the voluntary precaution after Ohio state health officials found the organism in one lot of peas and another of white sweet cut corn.
The vegetables involved in the recall were distributed to the following states in the U.S. but may have been redistributed nationwide: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV and WI. In Canada, the vegetables were sent to British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Listeria can cause potentially fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women may suffer a still birth from an infection. In healthy adults, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
No listeria infections have been connected to the company’s vegetables as of Monday.
The following is a list of the items under recall:
Anyone who purchased the vegetables is urged to discard them or take them back to the store for a refund. Anyone with questions should call (844) 551-5595 or visit the FDA.gov website.