The recall of meat and vegetable products potentially contaminated with Listeria expanded this past week, with 47 million more pounds of meat and poultry products added to the list. The products were sold in Oregon as well as across the nation.
The products, which are “not ready to eat”, were recalled from Costco, Trader Joe’s and other stores, due to their potential adulteration with Listeria monocytogenes, as announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
This most recent recall involves heat-treated, not-fully-cooked, not-shelf-stable food products produced by Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. on various dates between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2016. Thus far the company has only released Trader Joe’s as a seller of the products, with Costco also being named as a potential seller by Fortune magazine.
In a statement released by Trader Joe’s the store has expanded its recall past frozen vegetables and now will cover all potentially affected products, which have since been removed from store shelves and destroyed.
“We’ve contacted our suppliers to verify that other TJ’s products do not contain frozen vegetables from the dates-in-question from CRF…To our knowledge at this time, no other Trader Joe’s products are part of this recall” said a spokesman for Trader Joes.
Thus far eight products sold in Oregon and elsewhere have been identified as affected by the recall.
Find the complete list here. If you’ve consumed any of these products and are experience side effects from consumption, see a doctor immediately.