Breaking News: Broccoli Recall In 11 States!

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.

Broccoli Recall

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:

  • WYLWOOD Fresh Frozen Broccoli Cuts, NET WT. 16 OZ (1 LB), UPC 5193300110, with bag code: A25335P and A15335P

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.

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Briana Lane Manta via Facebook says

Caitlin- Florida is on the list. Not sure how much frozen broccoli you eat but just in case.

Sherrie Coffell via Facebook says

Shop for my organic broccoli at our city’s local co op store.
Gives me a peace to feel safe…..
To any person who can do so my advice is never buy it in a bag or a box !

Susan Hansen-Engelhard via Facebook says

Let’s all be afraid of broccoli now!

Katie Bond via Facebook says

Kate Jasper watch out for broccoli now lol!

Ksort via Facebook says

Thanks for sharing! (Y)

Sara Sunderman-Kirby via Facebook says

Destiny in case you buy these…

Kirsten ಌ Wyse via Facebook says

Wash your veggies. Listeria is a bacteria that grows in waste- human or animal. Which can contaminate soil the produce is in.
Wash the “shit off of them”.
Peel them if you can.
Refrigerating listeria won’t kill it off.
High temp cooking will kill it.
The more you know?

Adam Mccombes via Facebook says

I’ve eaten it in two of those states in the last 4 days…

Robin Jackson Oldham via Facebook says

Headline should say ‘frozen broccoli recall’

Joanna Haven via Facebook says

Jackie McAssey…just making sure you are aware of this recall. ?

Cindy Oliver via Facebook says

Seriously? What if you just cook it!?!?

John Iannuzzi via Facebook says

Wonderful. 50% of my diet.

Abi O'Mera via Facebook says

Donna Dry just in case!

Saam Pourteymour via Facebook says

I though i would share this rather nice video

Tiffinay Parkhurst via Facebook says

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Judy Mantica-Parkhurst via Facebook says

Thanks Tiffinay Parkhurst, I saw this on the news this morning.

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