Walmart and Target Frozen Vegetables Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination


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A company that provides vegetables for Target and Walmart store brands is recalling products because of potential Listeria contamination.

A company that supplies frozen vegetables for Target and Walmart store brands has issued a recall of some products due to listeria contamination concerns, the FDA has announced.

National Frozen Foods Corp. issued the nationwide recall of frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Frozen vegetables packaged under the following brands are included in the recall: Great Value (sold at Walmart); Market Pantry (sold at Target); Live Smart and Bountiful Harvest. You can find a full list of products by clicking here.

The products being recalled were distributed in retail stores nationwide between September 2, 2015 and June 2, 2016 – including the UPC number and packaging information as well as code.
Listeria can cause serious and, rarely, fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.
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, the FDA said.

Consumers are advised not to consume the recalled products. Consumers who purchased affected products should return them to the store for a refund.

Consumers with questions can contact 1-800-253-8269 Monday – Friday to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).
In April and early May, there was a similar nationwide recall of frozen vegetables due to listeria concerns. That recall was issued by CRF Frozen Foods.