Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Listeria Contamination
According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin has announced that is voluntarily recalling 1,920 packages of 16 ounce Season’s Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because the product has the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
The company said the affected product was distributed in poly bags under the following label codes:
Season’s Choice Sweet Peas, Net Weight 16 oz (1 LB) 454 g UPC code 041498164294
Code: DC17038 PLAB6176 BEST BY 08 2018
DC27038 PLAB6176 BEST BY 08 2018
DC27038 BNAF7286 BEST BY 08 2018
DC37038 BNAF7286 BEST BY 08 2018
DC47038 PLAC6216 BEST BY 08 2018
DC57038 PLAC6216 BEST BY 08 2018
The company said that other Lakeside Foods or Aldi products are affected by this voluntary recall.
The recalled product was distributed to only Aldi Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, West Virginia, Kentucky and is sold at retail stores in the aforementioned states.
Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially deadly foodborne microbe which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, frail persons and young children. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Healthy people who become infected with listeria may present with the following symptoms:
- severe headache
- high fever
- abdominal pain
Lakeside Foods, Inc. said that all of the affected product has been removed from store shelves. The company said it has not received any complaints in relation to this product and isn't aware of any illnesses associated with the product.
"The recall was a result of product being tested at retail by the State of Florida which had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has ceased distribution of the product." the company posted on the FDA's website.
The company urges consumers who purchased this specific lot code not to eat the recalled product; instead consumers should discard the product or return it to the local place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer with questions can contact the company at 1-800-466-3834, Monday-Friday 8 AM – 3 PM.
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