FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 28, 2015
Recall of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans sold in Georgia due to potential health risk
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
General Mills is recalling a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This recall is limited to 10-ounce bags of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with “Better If Used By” dates of 10APR2016 or 11APR2016 printed on the package.
Listeria is an organism that 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. No related illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.
The Cascadian Farm frozen cut green beans were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. No other varieties or production dates of Cascadian Farm products are affected by this recall.
Consumers are urged to dispose of the products affected by this recall. Consumers may contact Cascadian Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-624-4123 with questions or for a replacement product.
This is one of several recalls impacting Georgia this week. To view a comprehensive list or sign up for e-mail alerts, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information. Also follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.