Frozen organic vegetables sold in Connecticut part of nationwide recall
WASHINGTON – CRF Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling 15 frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recalled items were sold in Connecticut and other states in plastic bags and are marked with “Use By Dates” located on the back of the package.
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.
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution.
The Listeria was discovered through routine testing by state health officials in Ohio. Listeria monocytogenes was found to be present in one lot of organic petite green peas and one lot of organic white sweet cut corn.
Consumers are urged not to eat these products but to take them back to the store where they were purchased for a refund or simply throw them out.