According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a recent recall has been issued for a popular brand of frozen vegetables due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recall affects products sold in all 50 states, with the affected products being sold under the brand names “Best Choice” and “Wild Harvest.” The recalled products include a variety of frozen vegetables such as peas, corn, green beans, and mixed vegetables.
What should consumers do?
Consumers are advised to check their freezers for the affected products and to discard them immediately. It is important to note that cooking the affected products will not destroy the bacteria, so it is crucial to dispose of them properly.
The FDA is working closely with the company responsible for the recall to ensure that all affected products are removed from store shelves and to prevent any further contamination. The company has issued a statement apologizing for the inconvenience and assuring customers that they are taking all necessary steps to prevent similar issues in the future.
Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If you have recently consumed any of the recalled products and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
This recall serves as a reminder to always be vigilant when it comes to food safety and to check labels carefully before consuming any potentially contaminated products.