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Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. - More Products Related to CRF Frozen Vegetable Recall (listeria)

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  • By Airman 1st Class Amanda Lundgren
  • 82nd AMDS Public Health Flight

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen products due to a potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required cooperation for all products that contain vegetables that are part of the recent CFR Frozen Foods recall. The list of all Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Food items involved in this recall can be found on the FDA website using the following link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm501243.htm.

Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria can live in a processing factory for long periods and can sometimes contaminate food products. Unlike most bacteria, listeria can grow and multiply in some refrigerated food items.

Generally, a person with listeriosis will experience fever, muscle aches, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Often, the bacteria spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract. People at risk for developing a more serious, and potentially fatal, infection include pregnant women, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.

The FDA has recommended that consumers not eat these items if they have purchased them and to dispose of the product, or return to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange. Customers and consumers with questions should call Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods Consumers Affairs Hotline at (877) 772-3437 during the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday, or email info@drpraegers.com.

Public Health confirmed that Sheppard AFB facilities DO NOT carry these products for sale. There have been NO illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall.  Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact 82d AMDS Public Health Flight at (940) 676-1874/3052.