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Multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to frozen vegetables

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  • By 82nd AMDS Public Health Flight
  • 82nd AMDS Public Health Flight

As a precaution, CFR Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables due to possible contamination of listeriosis. The recall now consists of all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed at the Pasco, Washington Facility since May 1, 2014.

Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. This is a concern as unlike most bacteria, listeria can grow and multiply in some refrigerated food items. Persons with listeriosis experience fever, muscle aches, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. People at risk include pregnant women, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell, recalled organic and traditional frozen vegetables and fruit products.

Product identification includes all best by dates of 04.26.16 thru 04.26.18 for all Frozen Vegetables and Fruit Items by CFR Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington. Please visit the FDA website for a full product identification list using the following link

Customers or consumers who purchased these products may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them. Any questions or concerns may be directed to the company's consumer hotline at 844-483-3866, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Public Health confirmed that Sheppard AFB facilities DO NOT carry these products for sale.  Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact 82nd AMDS Public Health Flight at (940) 676-1874/3052.