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National Frozen Foods Corporation Recalls Frozen Green Beans and Frozen Mixed Vegetables Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

January 24, 2018

Contact

Consumers

National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC)
1-800-253-8269

Media

National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC)
mediainquiries@nffc.com

Announcement

National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) green beans and IQF 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 of master cases or packages will effectively reduce the risk of exposure to this bacterium

This press release includes recalled products distributed to foodservice accounts in bulk and packaged containers in AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, KS, MI, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, TN, TX, VA, and WA. The products being recalled listed below were distributed between August 18, 2017 and January 12, 2018.

The recalled items can be identified by the date codes printed on the back of the 32oz. sized bag or the side of the master case. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

Brand Listed on PackagingCommodityNet WeightNFFC Item #
Customer #
Lot Information / Code Printed On Packaging
Bountiful Harvest FoundationsCut Green Beans30 LB.22486-11918
2229881
17100903A02
Bountiful Harvest OriginalsCut Green Beans30 LB.22486-11908
2229871
17100903A02
MonarchCapri Blend20 LB.58108-00602
670229
38511-7H11G3N
MonarchCapri Blend20 LB.58108-00602
670229
38511-7H11H3N
NW TreasureCut Green Beans30 LB.62406-90007
3828405
17102603A02
Simplot ClassicMeadow Blend32 oz.71179-67166965AUG081705H
Sysco ClassicCut Green Beans32 oz.74865-04977
1435197
17102703A03
Sysco ImperialWhole Green Beans32 oz.74865-24917
2101855
17102703A03
(No Brand Name)Cut Green Beans30 LB.15001-0107038627-7H28A3N
(No Brand Name)Cut Green Beans30 LB.15001-0107038627-7H28B3N
(No Brand Name)Cut Green Beans30 LB.15001-0107038627-7H28C3N
(No Brand Name)Cut Green Beans30 LB.15001-0107038627-7H28D3N
(No Brand Name)Cut Green Beans30 LB.15001-0107038627-7H28E3N
Valamont*Cut Green Beans32 oz.72608-1208238474-7H08F3N
ValamontCut Green Beans20 LB.72608-1215038510-7H11F3N
The World's Harvest*Cut Green Beans32 oz.WRH99-FV02138475-7H08F3N
The World's Harvest*Cut Green Beans32oz.WRH99-FV02138475-7H08G3N
 

* The 32 oz. inner clear poly bag has only lot code printed.

The recall was initiated based on a 3rd party test result of the IQF Green Beans only by a downstream customer that revealed that the finished products may potentially be contaminated with the bacteria. There has been no report of human illness to date.

The frozen green beans and frozen mixed vegetables are being recalled as a precaution with the health and safety of consumers as top priority and in full cooperation with the FDA. The recall has not yet been classified by the FDA.

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 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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Product Photos

  • Simplot Classic Meadow Blend, 24 lb.
  • Valamont Cut Green Beans, 20 lb.
  • The World's Harvest, Cut Green Beans, 12/2lb.
  • NW Treasure, Cut Green Beans, 30 lb.
  • Bountiful Harvest Foundation, Cut Green Beans, 30 lbs
  • Verduras Mixtas Estilo Capri, 20 lb.
  • Simplot Classic Meadow Blend, 32 oz., individual bag label
  • Sysco Classic Fresh Frozen Regular Cut Green Beans, 32 oz.
  • Sysco Imperial Fresh Frozen Northwest Whole Green Beans, 32 oz.

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