If you're hoarding bags of frozen peas, carrots, and other veggies for the next snowpocalypse, you might want to check the expiration of said bags.
On Wednesday, January 24, National Frozen Foods Corporation voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of frozen veggies due to a potential listeria contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
While healthy individuals may suffer from short-term symptoms such as severe headache, high fever, nausea, stiffness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, a listeria infection can cause major problems for pregnant woman, including stillbirths and miscarriages.
Recall on Frozen Vegetables
Those who live in Arkansas, Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington State are affected and should double-check all frozen veggie products in their freezers. The products being recalled are listed below were recalled between August 18, 2017 and January 12, 2018.
Bountiful Harvest Foundations, Cut Green Beans, (17100903A02)
Bountiful Harvest Originals, Cut Green Beans, (17100903A02)
Monarch, Capri Blend, (38511-7H11G3N)
Monarch, Capri Blend, (38511-7H11H3N)
NW Treasure, Cut Green Beans, (17102603A02)
Simplot Classic, Meadow Blend, (965AUG081705H)
Sysco Classic, Cut Green Beans, (17102703A03)
Sysco Imperial, Whole Green Beans, (17102703A03)
(No Brand Name), Cut Green Beans, (38627-7H28A3N)
(No Brand Name, Cut Green Beans, (38627-7H28B3N)
(No Brand Name), Cut Green Beans, (38627-7H28C3N)
(No Brand Name), Cut Green Beans, (38627-7H28D3N)
(No Brand Name), Cut Green Beans, (38627-7H28E3N)
Valamont, Cut Green Beans, (38474-7H08F3N)
Valamont, Cut Green Beans, (38510-7H11F3N)
The World's Harvest, Cut Green Beans, (38475-7H08F3N)
The World's Harvest, Cut Green Beans, (38475-7H08G3N)