If you were planning to make peas for dinner, check the label. On April 4, Aldi issued a voluntary recall on their frozen sweet peas.
Stating that they are doing so out of an abundance of caution, the discount supermarket chain opted to recall the vegetables due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The frozen peas were removed from stores immediately upon notification from the vendor of a potential contamination.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis. Symptoms of listeriosis include flu-like fatigue, muscle aches and fever, along with diarrhea, headache and stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Symptoms typically appear within one to four weeks of eating contaminated foods. Invasive listeriosis often requires hospital care. It can cause miscarriage or stillbirth during pregnancy, and is especially dangerous for anyone who is pregnant, over 65 or with a weakened immune system.
No illnesses related to this recall have been reported. The recall does not affect any other products.
The frozen peas included in the recall are marked with the following packaging codes and best by dates.
DC17038 PLAB6176 08/2018
DC27038 PLAB6176 08/2018
DC27038 BNAF7286 08/2018
DC37038 BNAF7286 08/2018
DC47038 PLAC6216 08/2018
DC57038 PLAC6216 08/2018
The recalled sweet peas were sold only in Aldi supermarkets in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.
If you have this product in your freezer, throw them away or return them to Aldi for a full refund. For questions, contact the supplier, Lakeside Foods, at 800-466-3834.
Find Out about Recalls
Most major grocery store chains, such as Aldi, maintain a webpage listing recent recalls. You can also refer to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page, where you can view recalls from the past 60 days.
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