Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of super sweet cut corn and mixed vegetables being recalled that could have been distributed in Mesa County. The manufacturer, Twin City Foods, is recalling Quick Frozen Super Sweet Cut Corn and Mixed Vegetables due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (or L. monocytogenes). To date there have been no confirmed cases of human illness associated with this product. This Food Safety Alert is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to the seriousness of the illness for pregnant women, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems.
Description of Recalled Products
- Frozen sweet corn and other mixed vegetables bagged with Kroger, Signature Select, and Food Lion branding.
- A more detailed description of the products that are subject to the recall can be found on the FDA website.
- These products are sold at grocery stores and convenience stores.
What Should Consumers Do
- Check your freezers. Listeria can survive at freezing temperatures.
- Throw them away or return them to where you bought them for a refund.
- If you have any questions, contact Twin City Foods at 360-629-5678 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5 pm EST).
Listeria Description and Treatment
- Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.
- Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and/or convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It can be an invasive infection that spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
- In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
- Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
- Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
Examples of Products