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Updated: The Pictsweet Company Notifies Consumers That Select Kroger Brand Frozen Vegetables Shipped into the Western US are Included in Previously Announced Recall

Updated Items:

  • This release was updated on May 21 to reflect the addition of "Best if used by" dates for 12 oz Kroger Vegetable Soup Mix.
  • No new products have been added.

As part of the on-going CRF Frozen Foods recall, The Pictsweet Company is notifying consumers that certain Kroger brand frozen vegetable sold in Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith's, QFC, and Fred Meyer are included in the recall announced Friday, May 6. These products were packaged by The Pictsweet Company and contain Green Beans or Green Peas recently recalled by CRF Frozen Foods due to a health risk.

On May 5th CRF Frozen Foods informed Pictsweet they were initiating a recall on all lots of Green Beans and Green Peas supplied to Pictsweet due to the potential risk they may contain Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), an organism that is widespread in the environment. Lm can contaminate food and cause mild to severe illness to persons who consume food containing Lm. Persons at greatest risk are newborn infants, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Further information about CRF's recall can be found on the FDA website at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm497297.htm.

Kroger is removing these items from store shelves and is initiating its customer recall notification system which alerts customers who may have purchased products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

The recalled products were sold under the Kroger label or the Kroger P$$T label with "Best if used by" dates listed in the table below. These products all include the letter "K" as the 5th digit of the manufacturing code.

Products sold in Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith's, QFC, and Fred Meyer are subject to this recall.

UPC Item "Best if used by" dates Mfg Code
1111089735 12 oz. Kroger Mixed Vegetables Jan 2016 through Oct 2017 ### # K # #
1111081934 32 oz. Kroger Mixed Vegetables Jan 2016 through Aug 2017 ### # K # #
1111089406 5 lb. Kroger Mixed Vegetables Jan 2016 through May 2016 ### # K # #
1111089730 12 oz. Kroger Cut Green Beans Jan 2016 through Oct 2017 ### # K # #
1111081914 32 oz. Kroger Cut Green Beans Feb 2016 through Oct 2017 ### # K # #
1111089736 12 oz. Kroger Green Peas Jan 2016 through Apr 2016 ### # K # #
1111081918 32 oz. Kroger Green Peas Jan 2016 through Mar 2016 ### # K # #
1111089741 12 oz. Kroger Peas and Carrots Jan 2016 through Apr 2016 ### # K # #
1111089790 12 oz. Kroger Vegetable Soup Mix Feb 2016 through Sept 2016

May 2017 through Aug 2017

Oct 2017

### # K # #
1111082605 16 oz. P$$T Mixed Vegetables Jan 2016 through Oct 2017 ### # K # #
1111082603 16 oz. P$$T Green Peas Feb 2016 through Mar 2016 ### # K # #

 

Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this may have caused. For additional information contact The Pictsweet Company consumer affairs line at: 1-800-527-0986 from 8am - 5pm CDT.

SOURCE The Pictsweet Company

Initial Press Release

FDA Investigates Listeria Outbreak Linked to Frozen Vegetables

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