January 24, 2019

National Frozen Foods Recalls Green Beans for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

National Frozen Foods Corporation is voluntarily recalling a limited selection of individually quick frozen (IQF) green beans products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recall was posted on the U.S. Department of Defense Commissary Agency website. The FDA has not yet posted a notice.

The recall notice has been published to all of the DCA’s stores. The product has been removed from store shelves.

The recalled precuts include SYS IMP Bean Green Whole IQF NWP, 12/2 pounds: Lot number 17102703A03, MPC V5404; NW TRES Bean Green Cut, 1/30 pounds: Lot number 17102603A02, MPC 62406-9007; and SYS CLS Bean Green Cut GR A P, 12/2 pounds: Lot number 17102703A03, MPC 1435197. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this pathogenic bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them, even if you plan to. cook them. Cross-contamination can occur between this product and kitchen surfaces or other foods before they are cooked. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged package, or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Then clean out your refrigerator or freezer with a mild bleach solution, since this bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures and freezing doesn’t kill it. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product and after cleaning.

If you ate any of these products, watch yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. This illness may appear sooner than that. Those symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women may suffer miscarriages or stillbirth if they contract this infection, but their illness may only be mild or similar to the flu. If you do get sick, see your doctor.


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