Friday, August 5, 2016

PA Distributor Recalls Frozen Green Beans Due to Listeria

A Pennsylvania distributor of frozen foods is recalling frozen green beans for Listeria.  The recall was issued after their customer, a manufacturing company, tested and found Listeria in the product. It appears that JBL is just a distributor, so there may be a bigger supply chain involved going back to the company that produced and/or packaged the product.  It appears from the expiration date that this product was packed last year, so could be linked to the CRF recall?

FDA Recall Notice
JML Ingredients Recalls IQF Cut Green Beans Because Of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2016

Consumers JML Ingredients   717-569-2141


JML Ingredients, Inc. of East Petersburg, PA is recalling IQF Cut Green Beans, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

IQF Cut Green Beans was distributed to manufacturers in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by a manufacturer who used the product in their finished product. JML Ingredients has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Products being recalled are as follows:

BrandProductLot NumberExpiration DateProduct size/container
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 110815 / 15649 August 10, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 120815 / 15650 August 11, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 050915 / 15651 September 4, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 200915 / 15652 September 19, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case

Consumers who have purchased ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact JML Ingredients at 717-569-2141.

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