Frozen Greens Recalled From Kroger, Different Shops Resulting from Potential Listeria Danger


Before you start your meal prep this weekend, you might want to take a closer look at your frozen veggies: A bunch of them just got recalled, according to a statement released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

On August 22, Washington-based Twin City Foods announced a voluntary recall of their frozen Super Sweet Cut Corn and Mixed Vegetables due to potential listeria contamination. Affected brands include Kroger, Food Lion, and Signature Select, and their frozen veggie bags were sold nationwide, the release reports.

The recall includes the following products:

  • Kroger: Kroger Mixed Vegetables Carrots, Super Sweet Corn, Green Beans & Green Peas (32-ounce packages with UPC code 11110865854); Kroger Mixed Vegetables Carrots, Super Sweet Corn, Green Beans & Green Peas (12-ounce packages with UPC code 11110849625); Kroger Super Sweet Corn (32-ounce packages with UPC code 11110865786); and Kroger Super Sweet Corn (12-ounce packages with UPC code 11110849618)
  • Food Lion: Food Lion Mixed Vegetables Carrots, Corn, Green Beans & Peas (16-ounce packages with UPC code 35826005090) and Food Lion Super Sweet Cut Yellow Corn (16-ounce packages with UPC code 35826079855)
  • Signature Select: Signature Select Golden Corn Super Sweet (12-ounce packages with UPC code 21130090655; the brand is sold at some Safeways and other stores)

The best-by dates on the affected products range from November 2024 to January 2025. (For more information on specific dates and codes, check out the release.)

The recall was initiated based on a customer’s third-party lab results of the frozen corn, according to the release. Thankfully there haven’t been any reports of related illnesses so far. Still, the company recommends that you check your freezers and, if you see any affected bags, throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.

Listeria bacteria can cause an illness called listeriosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms vary but can include fever, headaches, diarrhea, nausea, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or seizures and typically show up within two weeks after eating affected items. In most people, listeria infections are mild. Still, they can be serious for folks who are pregnant, older than 65, or who have weakened immune systems, reports the CDC. If you believe you may have eaten the recalled vegetables or are experiencing any of the effects listed above, call your health care provider.

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