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article imageThree brands of frozen cut corn recalled because of Listeria

By Karen Graham     Aug 22, 2016 in Food
Lancaster - A Pennsylvania-based company has recalled three brands of its private label frozen cut corn because a package sampled from a retail store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Cambridge Farms LLC of Lancaster, PA has ceased the production and distribution of the frozen cut corn product and is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to find the source of the problem.
In the FDA notice posted on the evening of August 19, three brands, Laura Lynn, Key Food and Better Valu frozen cut corn are being recalled. There is concern that consumers may have the products in home freezers because of its long shelf life, which reaches clear into 2018.
The recall was initiated by Cambridge Farms after receiving results from a routine sampling program by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that revealed that the finished product they sampled from a retail store contained the bacteria.
Food Safety News is reporting the products under this recall notice were distributed in 15 states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Florida.
The potentially contaminated frozen cut corn includes the following private-label products:
Laura Lynn brand at SuperValu stores:
Laura LynnFrozen cut corn in 16-ounce plastic bags with the UPC number 8685401734 and any of the following codes:
SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18
SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18
SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18
Laura Lynn frozen cut corn in 32-ounce plastic bags with the UPC number 8685401717 and code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18
Key Food store brand:
Key Food frozen cut corn in 16-ounce plastic bags with the UPC number 7329607091 and either of the following codes:
SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18
SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18
Better Valu store brand:
Better Valu frozen cut corn in 14-ounce plastic bags with the UPC number 7980124561 and code SWFF/R10308, Best by 4/11/18
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. It is particularly dangerous in pregnant women because it can pass to the fetus through the maternal bloodstream.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above items are urged to not consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-717-945-5178 Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
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