If you bought frozen peas or corn at Costco recently, you're going to want to take a closer look at the packaging. CRF Frozen Foods, which distributes frozen veggies to Costco and other retailers, has issued a recall because routine testing found some batches of its product was contaminated with listeria. The important thing to note is that, to date, no one has reported illness from the contaminated veggies, but take a look at the labels to find out which date of Costco frozen vegetables are safe to eat. It's also worth noting, that according to the recall notice, the frozen organic veggies are also being sold under brands for Schwan's and Meijer.
The Listeria bacteria was found in one batch of peas and one batch of organic white sweet cut corn, which was then mixed into a variety of medleys and sold alone under several brands including True Goodness by Meijer, Wellsley Farms Organic, Organic by Nature, and Schwan's. The potentially contaminated vegetables, according to CRF Frozen Foods, were distributed starting in September of 2015 through just a few weeks ago on March 16. If you've identified you've got one of these bags of frozen veggies, now you need to look at the "Use By Date" on the package.
True Goodness By Meijer Organic Petite Green Peas
The recalled peas sold under this brand will have a "use by" date of Nov. 26, 2017.
True Goodness By Meijer Organic White Sweet Corn
The recalled corn will have a "use by" date of Nov. 21, 2017.
Wellsley Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables
Recalled mixed veggies will have a "use by" date of Oct. 25, 2017.
Wellsley Farms Organic Green Peas
Frozen peas sold under the Wellsley brand included in the recall have "use by" dates of: Feb. 10, 2018; Feb. 15 2018; and March 17, 2018.
Organic By Nature Green Peas
Peas from Organic by Nature were sold in both the U.S. and Canada. "Use by" dates recalled in the U.S. include Oct. 25, 2017, and Feb. 15, 2018. In Canada, bags with the dates Oct. 22, 2017, Dec. 3, 2017, and March 16, 2017 are all potentially contaminated.
Organic By Nature Veg Medley With Shelled Edamame
Bags affected by the recall have the "use by" date of Feb. 11 2018.
Organic By Nature White Supersweet Corn
Organic By Nature frozen corn bags with potential Listeria contamination have "use by" dates of Nov. 19, 2017 and Sept. 13, 2017.
Schwan's also has a frozen corn product included in the recall, but the FDA didn't provide an image and there doesn't seem to be an expiration date associated with the potentially contaminated corn, only a UPC code of 007218060433, followed by the additional code 2B5320.
If you have any of these products you think are part of the recall, just take them back to the store where you purchased them or contact CRF Frozen Foods.