Published on June 20th, 2016 | by Becky Striepe8
Another Frozen Vegetable Recall
Another big brand is recalling dozens of frozen vegetable products. Get the list of brands in the National Frozen Foods recall here.
On the heels of a massive frozen fruit and vegetable recall, another large company is issuing a frozen vegetable recall. The National Frozen Foods recalling impacts dozens of products from six brands. Many of the recalled products are green peas, but there are mixed vegetables included in the recall list. There are also secondary recalls for products that may contain the frozen peas or mixed vegetables.
Right now, Food Safety News is reporting that this recall is not related to the other frozen vegetable recall issued earlier this month.
The frozen vegetables may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Children, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system is most at-risk. Healthy people may only have to deal with short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Cooking the frozen vegetables reduces the risk of Listeria, but it’s not always 100% effective.
The list below is all of the brands currently impacted by the recall. If you have one of these brands in your freezer, click over to the FDA recall website to see whether your specific product is listed.
- Bountiful Harvest
- First Street
- Great Value
- Live Smart
- Market Pantry
- Sprouts Farmers Market
The FDA list doesn’t include prepared foods that could contain these frozen vegetables, but Food Safety News has compiled a list of secondary recalls for prepared foods that may contain the National Frozen Foods vegetables. Here are the highlights:
- Meals-on-Wheels from Kern County California Senior Nutrition Centers
- Birds Eye C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas
- Zupan’s Macaroni Salad With Cheddar Cheese
- Frozen peas in meal kits from HelloFresh
- Globespun Gourmet wraps from Essential Foods Inc.
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Paul Wilkinson.