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UPDATED FOOD SAFETY ALERT: Organic frozen vegetables recalled

UPDATED FOOD SAFETY ALERT: Organic frozen vegetables recalled
True Goodness by Meijer organic green peas and white supersweet corn are being recalled.

Several varieties of True Goodness by Meijer organic vegetables are being recalled, along with hundreds of other fruit and vegetables products produced at a Washington facility.

UPDATED MAY 3, 2016

Last week CRF Frozen foods issued a recall on organic frozen corn and peas, including Meijer True Goodness, Organic by Nature from Costco, and several other brands, because they could be contaminated with listeria. They are now recalling ALL organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured in their facility since May 2014. Seven people from three states have become ill and been hospitalized due to listeria. Two later died, though not from listeria. Please visit the link below to see if you have any of the products in your freezer.

Recall on frozen vegetables

ORIGINAL STORY (April 25, 2016):

Organic frozen peas and organic white supersweet corn sold through various retail outlets, including Meijer, Costco and Schwan’s, are being recalled.

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington 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. 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.

Organic by Nature white supersweet corn and peas sold at Costco are being recalled.

Organic by Nature white supersweet corn and peas sold at Costco are being recalled.

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 Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) organic petite green peas and one lot of IQF organic white sweet cut corn.

Recalled items were sold in plastic bags and are marked with Use By Dates located on the back of the package. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:

True Goodness by Meijer 10 oz organic petite green peas and 10 oz organic white sweet corn.

Organic by Nature 4 and 5 lb packages of organic green peas, organic vegetable medley with shelled edamame, and organic white superweet corn.

Organic by Nature – Canada 2.5 kg organic green peas.

Schwan’s 16 oz organic supersweet yellow and white cut corn.

Wellsley Farms Organic 4 lb packages of organic mixed vegetables and organic green peas.

The recalled frozen vegetables were distributed to retailers and distribution centers between September 13, 2015 and March 16 in the following states, and may be redistributed in other states 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, WI, and in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan of Canada.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may call 844.551.5595 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

To check out specific UPC codes recalled and use by dates, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

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