CRF Frozen Foods set off a massive recall of vegetables thought to be contaminated with listeria and linked to at least two deaths and eight illnesses, a second frozen vegetable supplier — National Frozen Food Corp. — has initiated a separate recall over listeria concerns.
The National Frozen Food Corp. announced yesterday that it would voluntarily recall ready-to-eat frozen peas and mixed vegetables packaged for a variety of retailers after finding the products may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
“The frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables are being recalled as a precaution with the health and safety of consumers as top priority,” the company says in a statement. National Frozen Food Corp. initiated the recall after a sample tested by the company revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated with the bacteria.
The recalled products were sold under retailers’ store brands including Walmart’s Great Value and Target’s Market Pantry. Other affected brands include Bountiful Harvest, First Street, Live Smart, and Sprout.
The products were sold between September 2, 2015 and June 2, 2016. The recalled products can be identified by the date codes printed on the back of the retail sized bag or the side of the master case, and a list of the affected codes can be found here on Consumerist. Customers who purchased the vegetables should not consume the products and can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.