Georgians are being asked to take a look at what’s in their freezer as a result of several recent recalls that include a wide range of products that are distributed and sold in Georgia. A number of products are being recalled over concerns of Listeria-related contamination. The concern poses health risk to consumers if eaten.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black says the recalls are simply a measure to prevent illnesses when a problem is identified.
Recent recalls impacting Georgia due to Listeria-related contamination are listed below.
Frozen fruit and vegetable products:
- CRF Frozen Foods – This expanded recall of frozen fruits & vegetables includes ALL organic and non-organic products with a best by date or sell by date between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. The recall includes approximately 358 products sold under 42 separate brands, such as 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. The products were distributed nationwide.
- The Pictsweet Company – Certain frozen vegetable products sold nationwide because they contain Cut Green Beans or Green Peas recently recalled by CRF Frozen Foods, a Pictsweet ingredient supplier. Recalled products include specific “best by” dates, with the letter “K” as the 5th digit of the manufacturing code (found on the back panel of each package).
- The Kroger Co. – Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables that may be impacted by contaminated vegetable ingredient(s). Includes sell by dates of Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017, 10 oz. sized package, UPC 0001111036738.
- ConAgra – Watts Brothers Farms Organic packages of vegetables sold at Costco (including Mixed Vegetables, Super Sweet Corn, and Peas) and Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn.
- Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. – Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean in 10 oz. retail packages (UPC code 6 38882 00053 7), sold across the U.S. and Canada.
- Pita Pal Foods – Pita Pal Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad, that may be impacted by contaminated vegetable ingredient(s). The products were sold in Georgia and other select states through retail and food service distribution.
Sunflower seeds and nuts:
- Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co. – Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix in 3 oz. clear bags with UPC 752545073390 and best by dates of 03-14-17 & 04-18-17. The products were distributed nationwide only in Bass Pro Shops stores.
- SunOpta – Sunflower kernel products sold in clear plastic packages under “Dakota’s Best Biggy’s Roasted and Salted Kernels” (16 oz.) and Planters Sunflower Kernels (3 oz.), with best by dates of March 2017, that may have been distributed nationwide.
Creative Snacks Co. – Bulk and packaged sunflower seed products sold nationwide.
Publix Super Markets Inc. – Wheatberry Salad that may be impacted by contaminated sunflower seeds, sold in plastic containers available in the Publix Delis, sold in Georgia and other southeastern states.
Brown & Haley – Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor that may be impacted by contaminated sunflower seeds, sold at select retail stores nationwide.
- The Kroger Co. – Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Sunflower Kernels, and Cranberry Delight Trail Mix that may be impacted by contaminated sunflower seeds, sold in Georgia and other select states.
- The Kroger Co. – Broccoli Raisin Salad that may be impacted by contaminated sunflower seeds, sold in Georgia and other select states. Includes all container sizes and all use by dates for products with UPC 0028715820000.
- TreeHouse Foods, Inc. – Sunflower kernels and almond products sold in retail stores nationwide.
- Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. – Millville Protein Chewy Bars products, sold nationwide in Aldi stores.