The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that UNFI is recalling its 10-ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The product comes in a 10-ounce plastic package marked with a UPC code 4256301714, lot #60B, and a best by date of April 2020 stamped on the back of the package.
This lot of frozen red peppers is being recalled after routine surveillance sampling at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories found that a sample of this product was positive for Listeria monocytogenes. At this time, there have not been any reports of illnesses associated with this recall.
When consumed in food, Listeria monocytogenes is 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.
Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers who have purchased 10-ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers with the indicated lot code above, are urged to dispose of the product properly and to contact the company at ResponseTeam@bluemarblebrands.com with any questions.