CRF Frozen Foods Recalls Everything Processed At WA Plant Since May 2014 Due To Possible Listeria

Last week, we learned that vegetables produced by CRF Frozen foods and sold under national and store brands had been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous foodborne pathogen. The company expanded the recall to include all frozen fruits and vegetables processed at its plant in Pasco, WA since May of 2014. That includes 358 different varieties of frozen fruits and veggies sold under 42 brand names sold in all 50 states. It’s a lot of food.

Frozen vegetables, after all, have a very long shelf life, and can lurk in customers’ home freezers for years after they were sold. Glance over the list of brand names in this post: if anything sounds familiar, check it against the original and expanded recall lists for the specific fruit or vegetable, brand, size, and finally production code of the product that you have.

If you have any questions about a product that you’ve purchased or about the recall in general, call CRF Frozen Foods at 844-483-3866. You can also e-mail CRF8364@stericycle.com.

Here are the brands that you should look for in your freezer. If you identify any of them, check the item against the FDA’s recall list. Unfortunately, there isn’t really any way to simplify checking, with almost 350 different products involved.

  • Bybee’s
  • C.H. Belt’s
  • Chef Maxwell
  • Columbia River Organics
  • Correct Choice
  • Earth’s Pride
  • Emerald Farms
  • Endico
  • Farmer’s Bounty
  • Fiesta Mart
  • Great Value (Walmart)
  • Harris Teeter
  • The Inn
  • James Farm
  • Kirkland Signature (Costco)
  • Life Foods
  • Live Smart
  • Mity Fresh
  • Mountain Mist
  • Northwest Growers Select
  • Organic by Nature (Costco)
  • Parade
  • O Organics (Safeway)
  • Overhill Farms
  • Panda Express
  • Pantry Essentials (Safeway)
  • Price First (Walmart)
  • Quirch
  • Safeway Kitchens
  • Schwan’s
  • Season’s Choice (Aldi)
  • Simply Nature (Aldi)
  • Trader Joe’s
  • True Goodness (Meijer)
  • USDA Bulk Packs
  • VIP
  • Wellsley Farms (BJ’s)
  • Wild Oats
  • Veggie Maria

What fruits and vegetables should you be looking for? The company provided a partial list in its recall notice, which includes organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, edamame, green beans, Italian beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, root medley, spinach, sweet potatoes, various vegetable medleys, blends, and stir fry packages, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries.

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls Frozen Vegetables Due to Possible Health Risk [Original Press Release]