Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because of a potential Listeria contamination.
The Frozen Broccoli Cuts were distributed to stores in the following 11 states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
In order to tell if a bag is potentially contaminated look for the following label and code:
WYLWOOD Fresh Frozen Broccoli Cuts, NET WT. 16 OZ (1 LB), UPC 5193300110, with bag code: A25335P and A15335P
So far the company has not received any complaints about this product and is not aware of any illnesses caused by the frozen broccoli.
State of Ohio Department of Agriculture, tested retail package of Frozen Broccoli Cuts, and the broccolli tested positive for listeria
The company has stopped distributing the broccoli and is cooperating with regulatory agencies.
People are urged not to consume the specific bags of Frozen Broccoli Cuts and instead throw them away. Anyone who wants a refund can contact the company at 1-800-888-4646 Monday thru Friday between 8:00AM and 5:00 PM EST.
Listeria is 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.