Listeria Outbreak Expands Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Recall
FDA Press release
Back on April 23, CRF Frozen Foods announced a voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. Since that announcement, seven people have become sick and two of them, sadly, have passed away. As a result they are now expanding this recall.
These products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. According to the FDA, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
These products were sold and distributed in all fifty states. This expanded recall now includes all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetables that were manufactured or processed at the CRF Frozen Foods' Pasco facility since May 2014 and have best by or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018.
There are approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands. Click here for the complete list. Production at this facility was stopped as of this Monday morning so that a thorough investigation can occur.
Please check your freezer and let family and friends know. The company wants to alert consumers not to eat these products. If you purchased any of them,you can return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them.
If you have any questions, call the company's consumer hotline at 844-483-3866, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.