A massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables continues to ripple through the food industry. The latest company to be affected: Dr. Praeger’s and Quaker granola bars.
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled not-ready-to-eat frozen food items, including black bean burgers, Bombay Veggie Burgers and California Veggie Balls and Veggie Burgers. Also included from other companies: Trader Joe’s Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers, Ungar’s Veggie Balls, Simply Nature Kale Veggie Burgers and Season’s Choice Veggie Burger.
The foods, processed by CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Wash., are potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and people with weakened immune systems. The symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. For a full list of product names and code numbers of the vegetarian burgers involved, go to www.fda.gov.
CRF’s production of frozen fruits and vegetables have been involved in numerous brands being recalled over the last few weeks.
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In a different recall announced Tuesday, Quaker Oats Quinoa Granola Bars have been removed from shelves because they may contain sunflower kernels that might be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes as well.
That involves two kinds of granola bars: Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with the UPC number 3000032241 and Best-Before dates of 10/16/2016 and 10/17/2016, and Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with the the UPC number 3000032243 and Best-Before dates of 10/10/2016 and 10/11/2016.
In all recalls, you should not consume the food and contact the place you bought it for a refund.