NORPAC Foods, Inc. Recalls Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables, And Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, Due To Possible Health Risk

NORPAC Foods, Inc. Recalls Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables, And Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, Due To Possible Health Risk

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NORPAC Foods, Inc. Recalls Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables, And Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, Due To Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release
May 9, 2016
Contact
Consumers
Consumer Affairs
888-641-9349
Media
Amy Wood
971-275-3975

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NORPAC Foods, Inc. of Salem, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two (2) frozen private label vegetable items, Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables and Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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 miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This voluntary action is being undertaken because the recalled products contain vegetables that were purchased from CRF Frozen Foods and are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with affected products listed in the table below. No other NORPAC retail branded products are affected by this recall.
UPC Product Net Weight USE BY / SELL BY DATE Code
UPC # 0-15400-19672-7 Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables 12oz USE BY 06 2017 / MFG 06 16 2015 5J5 16X8 HH:MM
USE BY 02 2018 / MFG 02 16 2016 5F6 16X8 HH:MM
USE BY 04 2018 / MFG 04 19 2016 5H6 19X8 HH:MM
UPC # 0-15400-19670-3 Natural Directions Organic Green Peas 12oz USE BY 03 2018 / MFG 03 21 2016 5G6 21X8 HH:MM
USE BY 04 2018 / MFG 04 11 2016 5H6 11X8 HH:MM
USE BY 04 2018 / MFG 04 12 2016 5H6 12X8 HH:MM
All retailers who received the products have been contacted. Products being recalled may have been purchased in the states of: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, and Guam.
Consumers who purchased these products may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them. Consumers with questions may call the company contact at 888-641-9349, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT.
FDA Investigates Listeria Outbreak Linked to Frozen Vegetables
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm500098.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery