Frozen Vegetables Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that CRF Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Listeria was discovered through routine testing by state health officials in Ohio. The frozen vegetables were distributed to retailers and distribution centers between September 13, 2015 and March 16, 2016 in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and 33 other states.
The recalled items were sold in plastic bags and are marked with Use By Dates located on the backs of their packages: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm497297.htm
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.
Consumers are urged to not 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 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).