Customers who have purchased frozen vegetables from Kroger and Food Lion should check their freezer for items that have been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.
Tuesday saw a voluntary recall from Twin City Foods, Inc. for “a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To-Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) Super Sweet Cut Corn and Mixed Vegetables in retail bags, due to a potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to the company’s statement, which was shared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
No actual consumer reports of human illness
The 22 goods, which came in different sizes and brands and were sold nationwide at retailers like Kroger, Food Lion, and Albertsons Cos. shops, have been recalled by the food manufacturer with offices in Washington and Michigan. The notification from the firm states that “no other products have been affected.”
According to the firm, “there have been no actual consumer reports of human illness or other complaints associated with this product” as of the time of publication.
According to one customer’s third-party test results for the IQF sweet-cut maize, the recall has been started because completed products may potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a statement from Twin City Foods, Inc.
Customers who may have purchased the recalled goods are asked not to consume them and to return them to the place of purchase for an instant full refund.
Customers with more inquiries can get in touch with Twin City Foods by calling the number provided in the FDA website announcement.
Effects and symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that listeria can result in a serious illness “when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body” following consumption of infected food. Pregnant women, those 65 years of age and older, and anyone with a compromised immune system are at higher risk, according to the CDC.
According to the CDC, listeria can result in pregnancy loss, early birth, or a life-threatening illness in the unborn child in women who are pregnant. Listeria frequently causes [severe disease that may result in] hospitalization and occasionally death in patients who are 65 years of age or older or who have a weaker immune system.
According to the FDA, other people can contract listeria but infrequently get critically ill.
Anyone infected with listeria may exhibit “mild food poisoning symptoms,” such as diarrhoea or fever, and many people recover without receiving antibiotic treatment, according to the CDC. In cases of mild food poisoning, consuming activated charcoal for food poisoning can help absorb harmful bacteria and relieve symptoms like nausea and diarrhea.
If someone believes they may have consumed contaminated food and is exhibiting symptoms that are connected, the CDC has encouraged them to speak with a healthcare professional.
On its website, the government advises that if you experience a fever and other signs of possible listeriosis, such as lethargy and muscular aches, within two months after consuming potentially contaminated food, you should seek medical attention. “If you are pregnant, over the age of 65, or have a compromised immune system, this is especially important.”