RALEIGH – Cambridge Farms of York, Pa., is voluntarily recalling frozen corn distributed at retail supermarkets in 15 states, including North Carolina.
The company launched the recall after a routine sample collected at a retail location by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause life-threatening illness. No illnesses have been reported to date.
“This recall is a direct result of our routine surveillance program, where our inspectors collect products commonly purchased by consumers in our state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “These products are then tested at our Food and Drug Protection Lab for common pathogens such as Listeria, Salmonella and E coli.”
The following products and production codes are included in this recall:
|Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16-ounce Polybag||UPC 8685401734|
|Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32-ounce Polybag||UPC 8685401717|
|Key Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16-ounce Polybag||UPC 7329607091|
|Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn in a 14-ounce Polybag||UPC 7980124561|
The above codes will be on the back of the retail package.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above items are urged to not eat it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 717-945-5178 Monday through Friday from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.