Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. Recalls IQF Green Beans Because Of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2016
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Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. (SIFI) of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling 10 oz. Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean retail packages 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.
The product was distributed throughout the United Stated and Canada.
The green beans were packaged for Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. by a co-packer into 10 oz. Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean paper retail packages. Product is frozen and has the UPC code 6 38882 00053 7.
The lot numbers are found on the back of the package and the affected lot numbers and best by dates are:
• #16034001, with a “best buy” code date of 02/03/18.
• #15097001, with a “best buy” code date of 04/07/17.
• #14328001, with a “best buy” code date of 11/24/14.
• #15362001, with a “best buy” code date of 12/28/17.
• #14310002, with a “best buy” code date of 11/06/16.
No other Stahlbush® products are affected by this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with affected Stahlbush® products.
The recall was initiated after SIFI was notified by the supplier of the green beans that the supplier had issued a recall of the green beans.
Consumers who have purchased IQF green beans affected by the recall should not consume the product and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(541) 541-1497, open 9 am through 5 pm PDT, Monday through Friday.
Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by our valued consumers and retail customers.
“We take the safety of our products very seriously,” states William Chambers, President and CEO of SIFI. “Immediately after being notified by our supplier that their green beans had been recalled by them, we took action to identify the products implicated in the recall and we discontinued shipment of all affected product. We are working quickly with distributors and retailers to remove the product from shelves and eliminate risk to consumers.”
* 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/ucm499775.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery