Birdseye Peas recalled due to possible Listeria contamination
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas after testing indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the retail environment, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Sept. 30.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The following product is affected by this recall:
• Birds Eye Baby Sweet Peas, 13 ounces: UPC 014500022530 with “Best By” dates of July 5 and 6, 2019.
Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear. Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care line at 1- 888-299-7646 daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.