(WTVM) – CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA has voluntarily recalled 15 frozen vegetable items that have been distributed throughout 35 states including Canada due to possible health risks.
The frozen vegetables have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
According to the Center for Disease Control, eight people were infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria from three states. One person from Maryland and one from Washington died, however listeria was not considered to be the cause of death for either person.
In April of 2016, CRF Frozen Foods recalled 11 vegetable items due to the potential of being contaminated with listeria. Now, the frozen foods company has expanded the initial recall to include all organic and traditional frozen vegetables and fruit products in its Pasco, WA facility.
Around 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled. Alabama and Georgia were also included in this recall.
Bybee's, Columbia River Organics, Northwest Growers Select, Organic by Nature, C.H. Belt's, Chef Maxwell, Correct Choice, Earth's Pride, Emerald Farms, Endico, Export Farmer's Bounty, Fiesta Mart, Great Value, The Inn, James Farm, Kirkland Signature, Life Foods, Live Smart, McCain, Mity Fresh, Mountain Mist, Overhill Farms, Parade, O Organic, Panda Express, Pantry Essentials, Price First, Quirch, Safeway Kitchens, Season's Choice, Signature Kitchens, Simply Nature, Trader Joe's, True Goodness, USDA, VIP, Wellsley Farms, Wild Oats, Veggie Maria.
The CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell, recalled organic and traditional frozen vegetables and fruit products.
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