The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall for organic frozen vegetables that were distributed to stores and retailers nationwide.
The recall is due to a possible listeria contamination, after the bacteria was found during routine testing in Ohio by state health officials.
The recalled products
CRF Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling 15 frozen vegetable items sold between September 13, 2015, and March 16, 2016.
The 15 recalled items include Wellsley Farms Organic green peas and mixed vegetables; Organic by Nature green peas; and Schwan’s organic yellow and white cut corn.
No illnesses have been reported, but the products are being recalled as a safety precaution, since foods contaminated with the bacteria can cause serious health risks if consumed. According to the CDC, ‘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.’