CRF Frozen Food Recall Expands [US]


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US/Silver Spring: FDA Logo BlueCRF Frozen Foods expands its existing recall of various Frozen Fruits and Vegetables to include an additional 358 foodstuffs sold under 42 separate brands, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/4no0tK

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm498841.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this expanded recall of frozen vegetables includes all of the frozen organic and traditional Fruit and Vegetable Products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods’ Pasco facility since May 1, 2014. All affected products have the best-by dates or sell-by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018.

The recalled Frozen Fruits and Vegetables include approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, the details of which are listed below. Products include organic and non-organic Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Edamame, Green Beans, Italian Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lima Beans, Onions, Peas, Pepper Strips, Potatoes, Potato Medley, Root Medley, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Various Vegetable Medleys, Blends, and Stir Fry Packages, Blueberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Peaches, Raspberries, and Strawberries. For a complete list of affected products, please see the FDA release listed above.

  • Bybee’s
  • C.H. Belt’s
  • Chef Maxwell
  • Columbia River Organics
  • Correct Choice
  • Earth’s Pride
  • Emerald Farms
  • Endico
  • Farmer’s Bounty
  • Fiesta Mart
  • Great Value
  • James Farm
  • JFDA
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Life Foods
  • Live Smart
  • McCain
  • McCain (NZ)
  • McCain YGC
  • Mity Fresh
  • Mountain Mist
  • Northwest Growers Select
  • O Organic
  • Organic by Nature
  • Overhill Farms
  • Panda Express
  • Pantry Essentials
  • Parade
  • Price First
  • Quirch
  • Safeway Kitchens
  • Season’s Choice
  • Signature Kitchens
  • Simply Nature
  • The Inn
  • Trader Joe’s
  • True Goodness
  • USDA
  • Veggie Maria
  • VIP
  • Wellsley Farms
  • Wild Oats
  • Woolworths

According to the FDA, CRF had already suspended operations at its Pasco, Washington facility as of Monday morning, April 25, 2016 following an earlier recall.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has informed CRF Frozen Foods that the government has identified seven (7) people from three (3) states who became ill and were hospitalized due to Listeria infection. At least some of these illnesses have been linked to consuming CRF-manufactured or processed products. The CDC also reported that two (2) of these individuals later died, but that Listeria is not currently suspected as the direct cause of death in either person.

All retailers who received the products have been contacted.

Products being recalled may have been purchased in all fifty (50) US states and the following four (4) Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Fruits or Vegetables, please do not consume them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-844-483-3866 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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