What to Know
- The products are sold in retail supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and 12 other states
- No illnesses have been reported to date, but infections caused by Listeria can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening
- Anyone who bought one of the products affected by the recall is advised to return it to the store for a full refund
A Pennsylvania-based company is recalling three brands of frozen cut corn over concerns they may be contaminated with Listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in vulnerable people.
The products affected by the recall include Key Food frozen cut corn in a 16-ounce bag, Laura Lynn frozen cut corn in 16-ounce and 32-ounce bags and Better Valu frozen cut corn in a 14-ounce bag. They were sold in retail supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and 12 other states.
Routine sampling by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture found Listeria bacteria in one of the packages, and the company recalled all cut corn products that may have been produced using the same lot of cut corn as a precaution.
No illnesses have been reported to date. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to dangerous infection.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged to return the corn to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-717-945-5178 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.