Recalls of Frozen Vegetables, Fruits and Smoothies in USA

The flurry of recent recalls of frozen food products in the USA announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended to the vegetable patch as Greystone Foods and Inventure Foods are now voluntarily recalling a raft of SKUs.

Citing "possible health risks," Birmingham, Alabama-based Greystone Foods is asking Publix Supermarkets and consumers to return its Today's Harvest brand Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets carrying the sell date of April 21, 2016. They were initially shipped to a Publix warehouse in Lakeland, Florida.

The products, which come in 32-ounce clear plastic bags, were produced in a facility where blended field peas with snaps tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes on a non-food contact surface. Listeria is an organism that can cause infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The products were quickly removed from the commercial supply chain. To date, no illnesses have been associated with consumption of the vegetables.

Meanwhile, Inventure Foods is recalling certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen range of vegetables and fruits, and its Jamba At Home line of Smoothie kits due to detection of Listeria monocytongnes at its Jefferson, Georgia production plant. The vegetables run the gamut from green beans, Italian baby lima and butter beans, as well as peas, carrots, okra, corn, squash, zucchini, chopped vidalia onions, broccoli, celery, collards, turnip greens, red and green peppers and various mixes.

Fruits being recalled include strawberries, peaches, blueberries and triple berry blends.

Jamba At Home Smoothie kits being rounded up are eight-ounce packsizes of Wild Strawberry, Razzmatazz, Mango-A-Go-Go, Orange Dream Machine, Caribbean Passion, Red Fusion and Blue Fusion.