More Frozen Veggies Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns: What You Need to Know

frozen food recallFrozen veggies can be a huge time-saver when it comes to preparing dinner, but before you start cooking, you'll want to check your items carefully. National Frozen Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and other mixed veggies due to possible Listeria contamination. Here's what you need to know.

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The vegetables in question were packaged by Bountiful Harvest, First Street, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry, and Sprout and distributed in retail stores, including Walmart and Target, countrywide between September 2, 2015 and June 2, 2016.

The recall came after a sample tested by the corporation revealed that the products may be contaminated with the bacteria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, senior citizens, and others who may have weakened immune systems. Those in good health may suffer high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea in the short term.

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While there have been no reported illnesses as a result of the recalled items, the Food and Drug Administration advises the public not to consume the products in question. For a complete list of the items that have been recalled, visit the FDA's website.

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Any products that that have been recalled should be thrown out or returned for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the National Frozen Food Corporation at 1-800-253-8269 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).

This recall comes just six weeks after hundreds of frozen foods were identified as possible carriers of listeria.

 

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