FDA announces frozen corn recall after it tests positive for Listeria monocytogenes

Recall frozen corn FDA image 279x210 FDA announces frozen corn recall after it tests positive for Listeria monocytogenesAccording to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent press release, Bonduelle USA Inc. has announced a frozen corn recall, which affects more than 9,300 cases of the frozen corn due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes.

If Listeria is present in the frozen corn, serious infections may occur in those with weakened immune systems, such as children or elderly people. If a healthy person ingests Listeria, the individual may experience short-term symptoms including high fever, headache, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and stiffness. Pregnant women with a Listeria infection could have a miscarriage or stillbirth as a result of the tainted food.

The following states have stores that distributed the recalled frozen cut corn to consumers:  Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Products included in the frozen corn recall were distributed in poly bags with the following labels and codes:

  • Wylwood Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn, 16 OZ (1 LB), UPC 051933002401, Codes: Best By June 2017 K51564 and K51574;
  • Market Basket Cut Corn, 16 OZ. (1 LB.), UPC 049705693414, Code: Best By June 2017 K51574;
  • Bountiful Harvest Whole Kernel cut corn, 40 OZ. (2.5 LBS.), UPC 822486120597, Code: Best By June 2017 K51574;
  • West Creek Frozen Vegetables Cut Corn, 2.5 LBS., UPC 00806795285239 Code: Best By June 2017 K51574.

Although the company has not received any reports of illnesses due to the recalled frozen corn, the products were tested positive by the State of Tennessee for Listeria monocytogenes and distribution has been halted. The FDA is currently investigating what caused the Listeria problem in the first place. Bonduelle is fully cooperating with the FDA’s investigation into the frozen corn recall.

For more information on the frozen corn recall, contact Bonduelle USA at 877-990-2662, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EST.

Source: The Clarion Ledger