Store-Brand Frozen Corn Recalled For Potential Listeria Contamination

Time to check your frozen vegetable stash: bags of frozen corn sold as store private-label brands that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes have been recalled by the company that packaged it. Some of the corn was distributed to Save-A-Lot discount grocery stores and to Market Basket stores, but two of the brands were not exclusive to any one retailer.

No illnesses have been reported: the pathogen turned up during routine testing in Tennessee. Affected corn may have been distributed to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Here are the affected brands:

Wylwood (Save-A-Lot) and Market Basket corn was distributed in 1-pound bags, with a “best before” date of June 2017.



Bountiful Harvest and West Creek corn was distributed in 2.5-pound bags, with a “best before” date of June 2017.



If you have the product in your home, throw it away, and contact the company, Bonduelle USA, at 1-877-990-2662 if you want a refund.

Experts recommend heating food to an internal temperature of 160 degrees, which does kill Listeria. Freezing does not kill the bacteria, which is why it’s been such a nefarious presence in ice cream and in frozen vegetables this year.

Listeriosis is especially dangerous to people who are very young, people who are elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant women. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Bonduelle USA Recalls Frozen Corn Because Of Possible Health Risk [FDA]

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