A voluntary recalled is being conducted by ConAgra Foods for frozen vegetables distributed in the United States and sold at Costco stores due to the possibility of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, “Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas are potentially contaminated with this harmful organism. These products were first recalled on May 5, 2016, and have not been available for purchase since this date.” However, additional package codes were recently identified as part of the recall. To view the entire list, click here.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Those at highest risk are: young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women are also vulnerable as Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
According to a 2015 FDA study, there are an estimated 1,600 cases of Listeria monocytogenes per year in the U.S, with more than 250 of those resulting in death.
If you or your family member has suffered a serious or fatal infection due to these contaminated vegetables, please give the personal injury lawyers of Cunningham Bounds a call at (251) 471-6191. Cunningham Bounds has been helping victims of injury and wrongful death in Mobile, Alabama and the surrounding communities for nearly 60 years. We will answer your questions free of charge.