Cambridge Farms, LLC based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is recalling three brands of frozen corn because it may be tainted with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. According to a recall alert posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Listeria was identified in a finished product during a routine sampling program by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. No illnesses have been linked to the recall so far.
In healthy individuals, exposure to Listeria-contaminated foods may only lead to short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, the infection can be serious and sometimes fatal in young children, frail or elderly individuals and people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause miscarriage or still birth in pregnant women.
The following products are affected by the recall, according to the notice posted on the FDA website:
• Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag – UPC 8685401734
o Code SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18
o Code SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18
o Code SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18
• Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 oz. Polybag – UPC 8685401717
o Code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18
• Key Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag – UPC 7329607091
o Code SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18
o Code SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18
• Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn in a 14 oz. Polybag – UPC 7980124561
o Code SWFF/R10308, Best by 4/11/18
Customers can find codes on the back of the package. The recalled products were sold in retail supermarkets and distributed to NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, VA, NY, CT, NJ, PA, OH, WV, KY, MD and FL.
Cambridge Farms said in its recall alert, “In an abundance of caution, the company has included all cut corn products which may have been produced using the same lot of cut corn. Cambridge Farms, LLC has ceased the production and distribution of the product and continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.”