National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) green beans and IQF mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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
- A severe headache
- Abdominal Pain
A Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recall was initiated based on a 3rd party test result of the IQF Green Beans only by a downstream customer that revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated with the bacteria. There has been no report of human illness to date.
Consumers should not consume these products. Consumers who purchased affected products may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-253-8269, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Time).
States that have the highest risk of carrying these products are:
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
The products being recalled were distributed between August 18, 2017, and January 12, 2018.
The recalled items can be identified by the date codes printed on the back of the 32oz. sized bag or the side of the master case. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:
The frozen green beans and frozen mixed vegetables are being recalled as a precaution with the health and safety of consumers as a top priority and in full cooperation with the FDA. The recall has not yet been classified by the FDA.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS