Why Frozen vegetables made by Kroger and Food Lion are being recalled in the US ?


A brand of frozen mixed vegetables and sweet corn is being recalled over fears it could be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause serious health problems, including miscarriages in pregnant women.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Twin City Foods, which packages the product, is “voluntarily recalling a limited quantity” of 22 frozen vegetable products because “there is a possibility that these products may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.” .

It’s the same bacteria that recently killed three people in Washington after they ate milkshakes made using a contaminated ice cream maker in a burger joint.

The affected foods included Kroger and Food Lion brand super sweet corn in various sizes, Kroger and Food Lion brand mixed vegetable carrots, super sweet corn, green beans and green peas. The complete list can be found on the FDA website.

The affected foods included various sizes of Kroger and Food Lion brand super sweet corn, Kroger and Food Lion brand mixed vegetables, carrots, super sweet corn, green beans and green peas.

A customer sent one of the products to an outside laboratory, which detected the bacteria in the sweet corn. These results prompted the recall, but the FDA said ‘there have been no actual consumer reports of human illness or other complaints associated with this product’.

Listeria is an infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

Most people who eat food contaminated with listeria will not become seriously ill, but in some cases it can cause confusion and seizures, miscarriage in pregnant women, and even death.

This can happen when the infection spreads beyond the intestines and affects the central nervous system.

Mild symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms typically begin within 24 hours of eating contaminated food and typically last one to three days.

Many foods can contain listeria, but it’s most commonly found in unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses, and ready-to-eat foods, such as prepackaged sandwiches.

Listeria is widely distributed in the environment and can be found in raw food and soil and in the faeces of many mammals, birds and fish.

People who are pregnant, 65 or older, and those with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to listeria.

The infection is treated with antibiotics.

According to the CDC, about 1,600 Americans get listeria each year and about 260 die.

You can avoid listeria by wash your hands regularly with soap and water, washing fruits and vegetables before eating them, spreparing ready-to-eat foods as recommended by the manufacturer, and to ensure all hot foods are fully cooked.