A major distributor of broccoli in the united states is issuing an immediate recall of all of it’s broccoli sold in 11 different states. And this is something to watch because as we have seen in previous food recalls, it often spreads to more states as days pass and the investigation deepens.
The reason for this massive emergency recall is over fears of listeria contamination. As we have seen in the past year this has been a common reason cited for some food recalls. Listeria poisoning is a very serious issue. Listeria infection causes serious and at times fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
There are 11 states indicated in this recall so far although more states could possibly be released later. As of right now the states involved in this recall are Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. If you live in any of these states and often purchase broccoli then you should pay careful attention to the following information.
From the FDA: Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because it has 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.
The Frozen Broccoli Cuts were distributed to stores in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The affected Frozen Broccoli Cuts were distributed in poly bags under the following label and code:
Consumers who purchased the Frozen Broccoli Cuts are urged not to consume this product and throw it away. Consumers requiring refund or with questions can contact the company at 1-800-888-4646 and ask for Consumer Affairs Monday thru Friday between 8:00AM and 5:00 PM EST.