Another food recall due to Listeria
Seattle-based National Frozen Food Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and frozen mixed vegetables due to concerns over possible Listeria contamination.
A limited quantity of frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables may be potentially be contaminated with Listeria, so National Frozen Food Corp. made the voluntary recall to ensure the safety of its customers. While there have not been any reports of illness related to the products prior to the recall, Listeria is a serious threat that can even become deadly.
Listeria monocytogenes are a type of bacteria that can cause serious infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems., and can also cause miscarriages and other serious issues when contracted by pregnant women. Listeria is responsible for an estimated 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths in the U.S. each year.
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The frozen vegetables being recalled were distributed nationwide between September 2, 2015 and June 2, 2016. Customers are advised to check for specific codes to determine if they have products that are part of the recall.
See the Food and Drug Administration's full list foods in this recall.
This recall comes at the same time the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a scathing report that called out the FDA for being too slow to order companies to recall tainted foods. According to the OIG, the FDA’s slowness in making food recalls is leading to an increased risk of illness and death across the country.