Thursday, May 5, 2016

Check your freezers: Massive recall of frozen fruits and veggies expands after Listeria outbreak

A food packaging company in Washington state has expanded a voluntary recall — which at one time included just 11 products — to encompass nearly 360 different organic and non-organic frozen fruits and vegetables that may be contaminated with the deadly Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the outbreak, which has hospitalized eight people across three states. Two of those patients, one from Maryland and the other from Washington state, died, though listeriosis was not considered to be the cause, according to the CDC. The other cases were reported in California.

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