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Updated: National Frozen Foods Corporation Recalls Frozen Green Peas and Frozen Mixed Vegetables Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

June 20, 2016

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Consumers

National Frozen Foods Corporation
1-800-253-8269

 

Announcement

Updated Items:

  • Added Foodtown Green Peas
  • Added lot ‘BEST IF USED BY 10 06 17’ for Great Value Mixed Vegetables item 78742 05334
  • Added lots ‘BEST IF USED BY 09 28 17’ and ‘BEST IF USED BY 12 08 17’ for Great Value Mixed Vegetables item 78742 10907
  • Added lot ‘BEST IF USED BY 10 04 17’ for Great Value Mixed Vegetables item 78742 08026
  • Added lot ‘Best by 04 OCT2017’ for Market Pantry Mixed Vegetables item 85239 00547
  • Corrected the date of last distribution.

Seattle, WA (June 24, 2016) - National Frozen Foods Corporation is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  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. 

Following cooking preparation instructions on the labels will effectively reduce the risk of exposure to this bacterium.

This press release does not include recalled products distributed to foodservice accounts in bulk containers and recalled products distributed to food service accounts in Canada and Japan.

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 recall was the result of a sample tested by the company which revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated with the bacteria.  The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall.  There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date.

The products being recalled listed below were distributed in retail stores nationwide between September 2, 2015 and June 23, 2016.

The recalled items can be identified by the date codes printed on the back of the retail sized bag or the side of the master case.  Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONNet Wt.ITEM # / UPC FOR RETAIL PACKAGESLOT INFORMATION / CODE PRINTED ON PACKAGING
Bountiful Harvest Green Peas40 oz.22486 119046E11B1N
Bountiful Harvest Green Peas40 oz.22486 119046E11C1N
Bountiful Harvest Green Peas40 oz.22486 119046E11D1N
Bountiful Harvest Green Peas40 oz.22486 119046E11E1N
First Street Green Peas12 oz.41512 12134BEST BY OCT 28 17      
First Street Green Peas40 oz.41512 08201BEST BY JUN 02 17 
First Street Green Peas40 oz.41512 08201BEST BY NOV 11 17      
Foodtown Green Peas40 oz.11153 3462834124-MAR 26 18 NFF3
Great Value Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 05334BEST IF USED BY 07 06 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 05334BEST IF USED BY 07 20 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 05334BEST IF USED BY 07 27 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 05334BEST IF USED BY 10 06 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 05334BEST IF USED BY 10 25 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 05334BEST IF USED BY 10 26 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 07 18 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 09 28 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 10 07 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 10 26 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 11 03 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 11 11 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 11 10 17
Great Value Mixed Vegetables26 oz.78742 10907BEST IF USED BY 12 08 17
Great Value Steamable Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 08026BEST IF USED BY 10 04 17
Great Value Steamable Mixed Vegetables12 oz.78742 08026BEST IF USED BY 10 09 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST BY 03 02 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 08 06 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 10 14 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 10 21 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 10 20 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 11 02 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 11 03 17
Great Value Sweet Peas12 oz.78742 05336BEST IF USED BY 11 04 17
Great Value Sweet Peas26 oz.78742 10912BEST IF USED BY 10 14 17
Great Value Sweet Peas26 oz.78742 10912BEST IF USED BY 11 04 17
Great Value Sweet Peas26 oz.78742 10912BEST IF USED BY 11 15 17
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076C3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076D3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076E3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076F3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076G3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076H3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076J3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076K3N    
Live Smart Mixed Vegetables32 oz.603539NY6076L3N    
Market Pantry  Mixed Vegetables32 oz.85239 00547Best by 03 AUG2017
Market Pantry  Mixed Vegetables32 oz.85239 00547Best by 04 AUG2017
Market Pantry  Mixed Vegetables32 oz.85239 00547Best by 04 OCT2017
Market Pantry Steam-In-Bag Mixed Vegetables12 oz.85239 00494Best by 12 MAR2017
Market Pantry Sweet Peas32 oz.85239 00549Best by 04 JUL2017
Market Pantry Sweet Peas32 oz.85239 00549Best by 17 SEP2017
Sprouts Farmers Market Mixed Vegetables16 oz.74875 00983USE BY 08 02 18 6B08G3N

Consumers should not consume these products.  Consumers who purchased affected products may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.   

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-253-8269 Monday – Friday 8.am to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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Product Photos

  • Label, Sprouts Farmers Market Mixed Vegetables
  • Label, Great Value Steamable Mixed Vegetables
  • Label, Great Value Sweet Peas
  • Label, Live Smart Mixed Vegetables
  • Label, Market Pantry Steam In Bag Mixed Vegetables

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