Cambridge Farms Recalls 3 Brands of Frozen Corn Due to Listeria ScareAug 23, 2016
Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Cambridge Farms, LLC is recalling three brands of frozen corn due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Eating food contaminated with Listeria can cause serious, sometimes deadly infections in certain patient populations, including young children, frail or elderly individuals and people with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women exposed to Listeria may suffer miscarriage or still birth. In healthy individuals, symptoms may be limited to high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The recall affects the following products, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA') website:
- Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag - UPC 8685401734
- Code SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18
- Code SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18
- Code SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18
- Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 oz. Polybag - UPC 8685401717
- Code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18
- Key Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag - UPC 7329607091
- Code SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18
- Code SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18
- Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn in a 14 oz. Polybag - UPC 7980124561
- Code SWFF/R10308, Best by 4/11/18
The codes can be located on the back of the package, the recall notice states. 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.
There have been no reports of illnesses linked to the recall so far. The Listeria contamination was identified through a routine sampling program by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. "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." the company said in its recall alert.