Pictsweet recalls frozen vegetables due to possible Listeria contamination
The Pictsweet Company is voluntarily recalling some frozen vegetable varieties after being notified by its onion supplier that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Christopher Wicker, a public health advisor 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 Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.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 products are affected by this recall:
- Pictsweet Chopped Onions 10 ounce: package UPC 07056096609, Lot Code 0826BE, "Best If Used By" date of March 22, 2018
- Pictsweet Season Blend 5 ounce: package UPC 7056096927, Lot Codes 0836KE and 0836KH, "Best If Used By" date of March 23, 2018
- Pictsweet Steamables Seasoned Summer Vegetables, 10 ounce: package UPC 07056098001, Lot Codes 0886BJ and 0886BR, "Best If Used By" date "best by date" of March 28, 2018
- Pictsweet Steamables Spring Vegetables, 10 ounce: package UPC 7056097826, Lot Codes 0796KD and 0836KH, "Best If Used By" date of March 19, 2018
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 Pictsweet Consumer Services at 1-800-367-7412.