Frozen Corn Recalled In 13 States: Is Listeria-Tainted Corn In Your Freezer?

If you have frozen corn in your freezer, pay attention to this important recall. Four brands of frozen corn were recalled on September 1 due to possible listeria contamination. According to the FDA, frozen cut corn sold under various label are being pulled from retailers in 13 states.

Find a full list of the recalled brands below as well as information on how to return the product for a refund.

According to the distributor, Bonduelle USA, the recalled frozen corn was shipped to retailers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Mississippi.

The frozen cut corn is packaged in poly bags ranging in weight from 1 – 2.5 pounds each. The FDA reports that only the brands with the “Best By” dates listed below are part of this recall.

– Market Basket Cut Corn — 16 oz. bag, UPC 049705693414, Best By June 2017

– Wylwood Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn — 16 oz, bag, UPC 051933002401, Best By June 2017

– Bountiful Harvest Whole Kernel Cut Corn — 2.5 pound bag, UPC 822486120597, Best By June 2017

– West Creek Frozen Vegetables Cut Corn — 2.5 pound bag, UPC 00806795285239,Best By June 2017

CNN reports that more than 9,300 case of frozen corn were recalled after a product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has stopped distributing the frozen corn until an investigation into the cause of the problem is complete.

According to FoodSafety.gov, symptoms of Listeria include fever, stiff neck, confusion, weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea. There are no reports of illnesses related to the frozen corn recall at this time, but consumers should throw the product away if they have any of the products listed above. If you would like a refund or have questions about the recall, contact the company at 1-877-990-2662.

According to CNN, 800 cases of Listeria infection are diagnosed each year in the United States, along with “three or four outbreaks of listeria-associated food-borne illness.”

In addition to this week’s frozen corn recall, two of the most notable recalls for Listeria-tainted foods this year include Blue Bell Creameries ice cream and Sabra hummus.

Yahoo reports that Blue Bell started selling its ice cream products earlier this week four months after company recalled it’s entire product line due to listeria contamination. Three people died and many fell ill after eating the tainted ice cream.

In April, Sabra Dipping Co recalled 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria. The possible contamination was found during routine inspections of the product at a Kroger store in Port Huron, Michigan.

Find a full list of the most recent food recalls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recall page.

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