Frozen vegetable and fruit recall expands due to Listeria concerns

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 21:10:03-04

CRF Frozen Foods is expanding its May recall of 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, according to a written statement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Recalled products including frozen fruits and vegetables, have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

"The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women," FDA officials said in a written statement.

All affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. Products include organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends, and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries. For a complete list of affected products, click here.