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CDC weighs in on Multi-State E. coli Outbreak

big-map-9-22-16CDC, multiple states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliO157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections.
Seven people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from four states.

Five ill people have been hospitalized. No one has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, and no deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory evidence indicate that beef products produced by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts is a likely source of this outbreak.

On September 24, 2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse recalled beef, veal, and bison products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

The products subject to recall have establishment number EST. 5497 inside the USDA mark of inspection and include several lot numbers and cuts of meat. The full list can be found on the USDA website.

These items were shipped to farmers’ markets, retail locations, and restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and eastern New York. The products may have been shipped to neighboring states.

We recommend that consumers, restaurants, and retailers do not use, serve, or sell the recalled meat products.

Don’t cook recalled meat products and eat them. Throw the meat out or return it to the place of purchase. If you throw it away, put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, or other animals can’t eat it.

Remember to check freezers for recalled meat.

Two E. coli Beef Recalls for Differing Reasons

The Paradise Valley Market, Inc. (Carnival Supermarket), located at 870 3rdAvenue, Chula Vista, Calif., is voluntarily recalling approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The lean and extra lean ground beef was produced and sold only on Sept. 1, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 20-lbs. of 15% lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.
  • 15-lbs. of 7% extra lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received notification that a product sample collected at the firm  tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 15 pounds of lamb products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The lamb products, a neck and one leg, were derived from a carcass produced on Sept. 6, 2016 and were shipped to a retail store in Somerville, Massachusetts and sold at their retail counter on Sept. 7, 2016.

The problem was discovered on Sept. 7, 2016 when the establishment was notified of an E. coli positive water supply sample result and resulting “water boil” notice initiated by the North Haverhill Municipality Water Department located in North Haverhill, New Hampshire.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

E. coli Beef Recall

The Paradise Valley Market, Inc. (Carnival Supermarket), located at 870 3rdAvenue, Chula Vista, Calif., is voluntarily recalling approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The lean and extra lean ground beef was produced and sold only on Sept. 1, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 20-lbs. of 15% lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.
  • 15-lbs. of 7% extra lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received notification that a product sample collected at the firm  tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company issued the voluntary recall over concerns that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Soup with Botulism – a Risk

Island Soups Company, Inc. of Saint Albans, New York is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use these products.

Island-Soups-Co.-soupsGUNGO PEAS SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ

GUNGO PEAS SOUP NO MEAT, NET WT. 16OZ

RED PEAS SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ

RED PEAS SOUP NO MEAT, NET WT. 16OZ

MANNISH WATER, NET WT. 16OZ

FISH SOUP, NET WT. 16OZ

All products are coded BEST BEFORE dates July 2015 through June 2018

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double- vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Products were distributed through internet website purchases.

The products are packaged in 16 oz. glass jars with white lids and a white plastic with brown lettering safety seal.

To date there have been no confirmed reports of illness and injury related to these products.

FDA inspection of the establishment reveals that the firm does not have valid process schedules or process documentation to ensure that these soups products have been sufficiently processed to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Consumers should segregate and destroy any of the identified products.

Chocolates Recalled over Salmonella

Asher’s Chocolates/Lewistown, Inc., an affiliated partner of Chester A. Asher Inc. (“Asher’s”) is initiating a voluntary recall of multiple chocolates, chocolate bars, cellophane wrapped chocolates, and individually wrapped chocolates, etc. under the Asher’s brand due to possible Salmonella contamination of items produced in their Lewistown, PA facility distributed nationwide.

Asher’s Brand Products under this voluntary recall are:

Product UPC Label Description Lot# Size
11516 Milk Chocolate Pretzel Pieces 8 oz. 000334469 8 oz.
11517 Dark Chocolate Pretzel Pieces 8 oz. 000334470 8 oz.
14765 Milk Chocolate Vanilla Caramel with Sea Salt 4 oz. 000337556 4 oz.
47350 Dark Chocolate Hostess Mint 6 oz. 000335615 6oz.
55115 KEYSTONE CRUNCH 4 OZ BAG 000336374, 000337658 4 oz.
55165 KEYSTONE CRUNCH 6 oz. 000335591 6 oz.
55180 Milk Chocolate Coated Boardwalk Crunch 4 oz. 000335625 4 oz.
55185 KEYSTONE CRUNCH 1 LB 000336375 16 oz.
63385 Milk Chocolate with Fall String 4 oz. 000335852 4 oz.
63386 Dark Chocolate mini Pretzels Fall String 4 oz. 000335848 4 oz.
65902 Dark Chocolate Molasses Pop 4 oz. 000336201, 000335800 4 oz.
65902 Dark Chocolate Molasses Pop 2 oz. 000336376 2 oz.
67395 Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Heaven 3 oz. 000337016, 000337663 3 oz.
75005 Milk Chocolate Nonpareil Pop 1.25 oz. 000335701, 000336520 1.25 oz.
75027 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop with Fall Leaves 3 oz. 000337574, 000337673 3 oz.
75030 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop with Christmas Seeds 3 oz. 000336521 3 oz.
75037 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop Multi Seeds 2.25 oz. 000335803, 000337173 2.25 oz.
75085 Milk Chocolate Non Peril with Fall Seed 4 oz. 000335963 4 oz.
75086 Dark Chocolate Non Pareils with Fall Seed 4 oz. 000335858 4 oz.
75087 White Confectionery Coating Non pareils with orange and yellow seed 4 oz. 000337178 4 oz.
75107 White Confectionery Coating Peanut Butter Cup 2.35 oz. 000336377, 000337560, 000337665 2.35 oz.
75141 Milk Chocolate POTATO CHIP 4 oz. 000335918 4 oz.
75151 Milk Chocolate Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335843, 000336481 4 oz.
75152 Dark Chocolate Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335590, 000336482 4 oz.
75153 White Confectionery Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335589 4 oz.
75245 Milk Chocolate Pretzel Rod 3pcs Asst. with Asher Bow 3.5 oz. 000335802, 000335910, 000336608, 000337177 3.5 oz.
75260 Milk Pretzel Rod 3 piece assorted 3.5 oz. 000335699, 000337664 3.5 oz.
75261 Milk Chocolate Pretzel Cluster 4 oz. 000335930, 000336198, 000336378, 000336879, 000337013 4 oz.
75277 Milk Chocolate Coated Potato Chip Coffee Bag 8.5 oz. 000336044 8.5 oz,
75279 Milk Boardwalk Crunch Coffee Bag 6 oz. 000335043 6 oz.
75282 Dark Chocolate costed POTATO CHIP COFFEE BAG 8.5 oz. 000335851 8.5 oz.
76025 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop Multi Seeds 3 oz. 000335722, 000337573, 000335462 3 oz.
82379 Milk SF Almond Butter Toffee 3 oz. 000335955 3 oz.
82421 Milk Chocolate Fruit Center Bar 3.5 oz. 000335414 3.5 oz.
83851 Dark Chocolate Almond Bark (Scored) 4 oz. 000335647, 000335856 4 oz.
83855 Milk Chocolate Non Pareils with multi seed 4 oz. 000335854 4 oz.
83856 Dark Chocolate Non Pareils with White Seed 4 oz. 000335855 4 oz.
83858 Milk Chocolate Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335588 4 oz.
83859 Dark Chocolate Mini Pretzel Ash Label 4 oz. 000335862 4 oz.
83860 White Confectionery Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335969, 000337245 4 oz.
87145 Milk and Dark Chocolate Fall Pretzel Pre Pack 3 per case 000336450 4 oz.

ucm519186The recalled items can be identified by the production code printed on the side of the label. No other production codes are affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. No products manufactured by C.A. Asher Inc./Asher’s Chocolate Co. of Souderton PA are involved in this recall.

The recalled candy products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The potential for contamination was noted after a single sample from routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in a group of products.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Macadamia Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella

UCM518664Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Diamond of California® Macadamia Nuts, distributed in retail stores nationwide, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

This voluntary recall is the result of testing by a FDA-contracted laboratory which revealed that a 4oz package of Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts contained Salmonella.

This voluntary recall covers only the following products:

  • 4oz Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts
  • 2.25oz Diamond of California® Macadamia Halves and Pieces

The voluntary recall is limited to multiple production codes of the two products listed below. To locate the production code on the package, consumers should look on the front of the package. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Diamond of California® products are affected by this recall.

Product Name UPC Code Lot Number Best Before Date
Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts, 4oz 010300345848 16137D331S
16138D331S
16158D331S
16 NOV 2017
17 NOV 2017
06 DEC 2017
Diamond of California® Macadamia Halves & Pieces, 2.25oz 070450743918 16137D331S
16159D331S
16 NOV 2017
07 DEC 2017

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it.

Oysters Recalled over Salmonella

Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling oysters from Canadian retailers because of possible Salmonella contamination.

The Prince Edward Island company distributed the Five Star branded oysters to retailers in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. There is a possibility the oysters were distributed to other provinces.

logo Five Star Shellfish“This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results,” the recall notice states. “The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

“Consumers should not consume the recalled products. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.”

No illnesses had been reported as of Monday, according to the recall notice. Anyone who has already eaten the oysters and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult with a doctor.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick, the CFIA notice warns. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The recalled oysters can be identified by the following label information:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Five Star Shellfish Inc. Large Standard Oysters 100 count Harvest Date: 13-Aug-16
Harvest Location: PEI 1Q
None
Five Star Shellfish Inc. Mixed Oysters 100 count Harvest Date: 13-Aug-16
Harvest Location: PEI 1Q
None

 

Fresh-cut Vegetables Recalled over Listeria

Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The product in question was shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels described in the product listing.

The product bears “BEST IF USED BY” dates between August 7, 2016 (8/7/16) through August 19, 2016 (8/19/16).  The product is in either a clear plastic container as labeled below or in Styrofoam trays overwrapped with clear plastic film as labeled below.  No products except those on this list are subject to this recall.

To date, no illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities.

“We are treating this incident very seriously because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available,” said Max Payen, Country Fresh’s Director of Food Safety.  The potential for contamination was uncovered as the result of a single routine sample taken at a retail store by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which revealed the finished product tested positive for the bacteria.  The company has ceased distribution of the affected product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Country Fresh continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.  This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT.

The list of products subject to this recall follows:

Description Store Description of Packaging Use by Date Range States Distributed
CFC Celery/Onion Dice 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Creole Mix 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Fajita Mix 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Pico De Gallo 8oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Tri-Pepper Dice 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CFC Yellow Onion Dice 6oz BI-LO Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA, AL
CF Diced Onion 4/3lb Fresh Point Clamshell 8/11/2016 8/17/2016 FL
Farmers Market  Diced Green Peppers 8oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market  Diced Tri-Pepper 6 oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market  Diced Yellow Onions 8oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Fajita Mix 10oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
 Fajita Mix 12oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Green Bean Sauté 10oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Farmers Market Mirepoix 12oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Grilling Vegetables 14oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Jal Ched Stuff Mushrooms 7oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Kabob Kit 23oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Stir Fry Vegetable 10oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
SW Stuff Mushrooms 7oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, VA
Tri-Color Peppers 12oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Veggie & Fruit Kabob Kit 23oz Harris Teeter Supermarkets Overwrap 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, VA
Kabob Sensations Veggie Kabob 23oz Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Overwrap 8/12/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, FL,GA, AL
Diced Yel Onion Condiment 8oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA
Diced Yellow Onion 40oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA
Green Pepper 40oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA
Regular Pico Condiment 10oz QuikTrip Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC, GA
Sliced Green Bell Pepper 4lb QuikTrip Clamshell 8/13/2016 8/19/2016 SC, NC, GA
Diced Onion 16oz The Spinx Company Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC
Pico de Gallo 18oz The Spinx Company Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/15/2016 SC, NC
Diced Yellow Onion 8oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Pico de Gallo 10oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Spicy Pico de Gallo 10 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Sliced Bell Peppers 7oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Clamshell 8/7/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Fajita Mix 9.5oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Marketside Veggie Kabobs 23oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Portabella Griller 12.5oz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Overwrap 8/7/2016 8/19/2016 MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY, VA, WV, MD
Celery/Onion Dice 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Creole Mix 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Fajita Mix 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Pico De Gallo 8oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Tri-Pepper Dice 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/19/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Yellow Onion Dice 6oz Winn Dixie Clamshell 8/9/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Mush & Garlic Herb Steak 7.5oz Winn Dixie Overwrap 8/9/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Stuffed Mushrooms 7oz Winn Dixie Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms 8oz Winn Dixie Overwrap 8/8/2016 8/17/2016 LA, MS, AL, GA, FL

Consumer Advisory Issued for Cottage Cheese in Wisconsin

57c17f97d45cc.imageThe Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Division of Food and Recreational Safety issued a consumer alert for 4 percent cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery.

No illnesses were reported related to consumption of this product and no other Westby Cooperative Creamery products are included in this advisory.

The presence of active alkaline phosphatase was discovered in samples during routine testing and may indicate that the product was not adequately pasteurized.

Raw milk can be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria like E. coli O157, salmonella, campylobacter and listeria. If these pathogens were present in the raw milk that was inadequately pasteurized, they may have survived and, if ingested, could cause illness.

Consumers should only be concerned with cottage cheese sold on or before Aug. 26 in 16-, 22- and 24-ounce containers under the Westby, Food Club, Oberweis and Shurfine brand names. The containers will contain lot code 10-6-16 cc.

Consumers in possession of this product should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase or discard it.

Listeria Recall: Frozen Corn

UCM517439Cambridge Farms, LLC of Lancaster, PA is recalling the below products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The Specific products / production codes included in this recall are:

Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag – UPC 8685401734

Code SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18

Code SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18

Code SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18

Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 oz. Polybag – UPC 8685401717

Code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18

Key Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag – UPC 7329607091

Code SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18

Code SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18

Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn in a 14 oz. Polybag – UPC 7980124561

Code SWFF/R10308, Best by 4/11/18

The above codes will be on the back of the retail package.

The above products were distributed in the following states: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, VA, NY, CT, NJ, PA, OH, WV, KY, MD and FL.  These products are sold thru retail supermarkets.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished product they sampled from a retail store contained the bacteria. In an abundance of caution, the company has included all cut corn products which may have been produced using the same lot of cut corn. Cambridge Farms, LLC has ceased the production and distribution of the product and continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.