Kroger and Food Lion shoppers who have purchased frozen vegetables should check their refrigerator for products that have been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.
Twin City Foods, Inc. A voluntary recall on Tuesday of a limited amount of non-ready-to-eat, quick-frozen (IQF) corn and mixed vegetables in retail bags, due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” the company said in a joint announcement by the FDA.
The Washington, Michigan-based food manufacturer is recalling 22 products of various sizes and names that were distributed nationwide at retailers including Kroger, Food Lion and Albertsons Cos. According to the company’s announcement, “no other products were affected.”
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As of the time of publication, the company said “there have been no actual consumer reports of human illness or other complaints associated with this product.”
“The recall was initiated because finished products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, based on a customer’s third-party lab results for IQF sweet corn,” Twin City Foods, Inc. said.
Any consumers who purchased the recalled products were urged not to consume them, return them to the store where they were purchased, and receive a full refund immediately.
Consumers with other questions may contact Twin City Foods at the phone number listed on the advertisement on the FDA website.
Symptoms and side effects of Listeria monocytogenes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionListeria can cause serious illness “when the bacteria spread outside the intestines to other parts of the body” after a person eats contaminated food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those most at risk are pregnant women, those age 65 or older, or anyone with a weakened immune system.
“For pregnant people, listeria can cause pregnancy loss, premature delivery, or a life-threatening infection in the newborn,” the CDC states on its website. “For people who are 65 or older or who have a weakened immune system, listeria often leads to (a serious illness that can lead to) hospitalization and sometimes death.”
Other people can get listeria, but they rarely become seriously ill Food and Drug Administration.
According to the CDC, anyone infected with Listeria may experience “mild food poisoning symptoms” such as diarrhea or fever, and many recover without antibiotic treatment.
The CDC has it People advised To contact a healthcare provider if they think they may have eaten contaminated food and are experiencing related symptoms.
“You should seek medical attention and tell your doctor about eating potentially contaminated food if you have a fever and other symptoms of possible listeriosis, such as fatigue and muscle aches, within two months after eating the potentially contaminated food,” the agency states on its website. on the Internet. . “This is especially important if you are pregnant, age 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system.”