A series of voluntary frozen-food recalls has shoppers across the country concerned that their favorite brands might be among those cited for possible listeria contamination. But if it seems difficult to keep track of the multiple recall notices that have cropped up recently, there’s good reason. Since the first recall of Costco veggies was announced in late April, the government’s list of products possibly tainted with listeria has grown to include nearly 30 announcements affecting major retailers such as Costco, Whole Foods, Giant, Trader Joe’s, Kroger’s, and Publix supermarkets, according to the Food and Drug Administration website.

So far, eight people have been hospitalized with listeria and several more have reported becoming ill since the first reports of possible contamination erupted last month, according to CBS News.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the initial recall by CRF Frozen Foods included just 11 brands sold to Costco and other retailers. The food manufacturer has since expanded its list of listeria recalls to include 358 products spanning 42 different food brands. At the same time, separate announcements by ConAgra, The PictSweet Company, Ajinomoto Windsor, and others mean that households in all 50 states and parts of Canada have been affected — and products ranging from nut mixes to vegetable medleys are at risk of causing serious illness to consumers.

The investigation into this latest wave of massive listeria outbreaks is outgoing and complex, but the CDC’s advice to shoppers is straightforward: do not eat any of the food products involved in the recall. But finding out whether the contents in a family’s freezer should cause concern isn’t so simple. To help, here are some of the stores and brands involved in the nationwide listeria recall.

Costco (not related to the CRF Recall)

Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables

Giant Food Stores/Martin’s Food Market

Market District (bulk products w/sunflower seeds)

Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix

Woodstock Walnut Halves & Pieces

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Frozen Organic Corn

Harris Teeter Frozen Organic Mixed Vegetables


Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad

Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix

Kroger Cut Green Beans

Kroger Green Peas

Kroger Mixed Vegetables

Kroger Peas and Carrots

Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels

Kroger Sunflower Kernels

Kroger Vegetable Soup Mix

P$$T Mixed Vegetables

P$$T Green Peas

Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables


Meijer Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Meijer Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Meijer Sweet and Salty Almond Bars

Meijer Peanut Chocolate chunk Pretzel Bars

Meijer White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars


Cranberry Nut & Seed Mix

Wheatberry Salad


Spartan Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Spartan Sweet and Salty Almond Bars

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice

Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Cut Corn

Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables


Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Great Value Sweet & Salty Almond Bars

Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and Nut Bars

Whole Foods Market

Korean BBQ Sauce

This is not an exhaustive list of the brands at every store, as many of the recalled brands are sold by multiple retailers and several food manufacturers did not offer details of where some recalled brands were sold, according to the FDA database. For a complete list of brands, customers should type “listeria” into the FDA’s searchable database of recalls and safety alerts available at FDA.gov.