A Brockport, New York company is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn because of potential listeria contamination.
The corn was distributed in Mississippi and 13 other states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana.
The company, Bonduelle USA Inc., said the possibly affected frozen cut corn was distributed in poly bags under these labels:
- WYLWOOD Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn, NET WT. 16 OZ (1 LB), UPC 051933002401, Codes: Best By June 2017 K51564 and K51574;
- MARKET BASKET Cut Corn, NET WT. 16 OZ. (1 LB.), UPC 049705693414, Code: Best By June 2017 K51574;
- Bountiful Harvest WHOLE KERNEL CUT CORN, NET WT. 40 OZ. (2.5 LBS.), UPC 822486120597, Code: Best By June 2017 K51574;
- WEST CREEK FROZEN VEGETABLES Cut Corn, NET WT. 2.5 LBS., UPC 00806795285239 Code: Best By June 2017 K51574.
The company has not received any complaints from customers who have received illnesses associated with the product to date.
The recall was the result of product being tested at retail by the State of Tennessee. The product tested positive for listeria. The Food Drug and Administration said the company has ceased distribution of the product. The FDA is looking into what caused the problem.
Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers requiring refund or with questions may contact the company at 1-877-990-2662, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. eastern time.