Frozen Broccoli Cuts Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
A voluntary recall of frozen broccoli cuts was announced by Alimentos Congelados, S.A. due to possible Listeria contamination. About 1,800 cases of the said vegetable were sold in 11 states that may cause infections and weaken the immune system of young and old alike.
The company recalled the frozen vegetable cuts which might be contaminated with Listeria that could cause serious and sometimes deadly infections to children and adult by weakening the body's resistance to infection. The disease could also cause miscarriages and stillbirths during pregnancy, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported.
The CDC notifies that people could also suffer abdominal pain, diarrhea, high fever, severe headache and stiffness.
The affected frozen broccoli cuts were packed in polybags and distributed under the following label and code:
WYLWOOD Fresh Frozen Broccoli Cuts, NET WT. 16 OZ (1 LB), UPC 5193300110, with bag code: A25335P and A15335P
The possibly contaminated vegetable cut were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The company said that as of the moment, no illnesses have been linked with the product, according to CNN Home.
"The company has ceased distribution of frozen broccoli cuts, and is fully cooperating with regulatory agencies," it said.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture conducted the routine testing on a package of Wylwood frozen broccoli cuts acquired at the retail level contained Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the package. Food Safety News stated that this issue is worrisome as households may have purchased the said recalled product, based on the Digital Journal report.
The company reports of no complaints associated with the product and in case of purchase, the consumers are advised to throw it away. Consumers who require refund can reach the company hotline at 1-800-888-4646 and look for Consumer Affairs available Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM EST.