A voluntary recall of Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers has been initiated due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, announced parent company, UNFI.
The company stated that the product being recalled comes in a 10 ounce plastic package marked with UPC code 4256301714, lot #60B, and has an expiration date of April 2020 stamped on the back of the package.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, they said. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the lot number and production of the product has been suspended, said officials.
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 infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can contact Responseteam@bluemarblebrands,com with questions.