Food Lion, Kroger Recall Frozen Vegetables Over Listeria Concerns

Food Lion and Kroger have recalled bags of frozen vegetables over concerns that they could be contaminated by potentially harmful bacteria.

Washington-based Twin City Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall for a limited quantity of frozen sweet corn and mixed vegetables “due to a potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

According to the notice, affected bags have been distributed nationwide to Food Lion and Kroger retailers.

Third-party laboratory results on a bag of sweet corn from a consumer indicated the presence of bacteria.

No reports of illness have been reported or any other complaints related to the product.

The product should not be consumed and returned to the shop of purchase.

Healthy individuals may only experience short-term symptoms of listeria infection such as high fever, stiffness, nausea, and abdominal pain.

It can, however, cause severe and fatal infections in children and elderly people, as well as those with compromised immune systems. This can lead to miscarriage and stillbirths in pregnant women.