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.
Another big brand is recalling dozens of frozen vegetable products. Get the list of brands in the National Frozen Foods recall here.

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.

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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.

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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.

  1. Bountiful Harvest
  2. First Street
  3. Great Value
  4. Live Smart
  5. Market Pantry
  6. 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.

If you have an item on one of these lists, click over to the FDA recall page and to Food Safety News. There, you can find the specific product codes that are part of the National Frozen Foods recall.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Paul Wilkinson.

8 thoughts on “Another Frozen Vegetable Recall”

  1. I was a victim of the previous listeria outbreak from frozen vegetables… living nightmare for 2 weeks. I purchased my frozen vegetables from Costco who sent us a text telling us about the recall and asked us to return the frozen vegetables for a refund. Good customer service. of course it took me 2 weeks before I could get out of bed… but Costco stepped up to take care of their customers…

    1. That is so awful, Hilary. I’m sorry that you went through that! I’ve had food poisoning a couple of times this year, and it really is nightmarish. I’m glad Costco stepped up! I’ve heard that they’re good about notifying customers when it comes to recalls.

  2. What may be the possible root cause, I think the hygiene of the processing site has not maintained well or post processing contamination.

    1. That’s a good question, and unclean prep areas was definitely part of the problem with the other recall. With this one, I don’t think the investigation has begun yet, but hopefully we will learn what happened soon!

  3. I was sickened from frozen peas in the first recall. I spent Christmas Eve in the hospital and most of Christmas Day in bed, recovering. Being at high altitude made the symptoms worse due to my inability to keep liquids down. The ER bill was a little over $10K (which is another issue in itself – I’m just glad my insurance picked up most of it). I sincerely hope these companies are being held accountable and the brands are taking steps to regain our trust.

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