The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Stop and Shop is recalling their Stop and Shop brand frozen broccoli florets. This product is being recalled because the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Food & Standards pulled a store sample that tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
This product should not be consumed. Customers can return this product for a full refund.