Frozen Green Beans, Vegetables Recalled Across US Over Listeria Contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Jan. 24, that frozen green beans and other vegetables have been recalled due to a possible listeria contamination.
The National Frozen Foods Corporation said in the FDA release that it is voluntarily recalling a number of frozen green bean and vegetable products due to concerns of listeria.
The products, according to the FDA, “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”
The products were distributed in these states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, KS, MI, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, TN, TX, VA, and WA. The products being recalled were distributed between Aug. 18, 2017 and Jan. 12, 2018, the agency said.
Here is a list of the recalled products:
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria is “a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes,” sickening about 1,600 people in the United States each year while killing about 260.
“The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems,” it says.