Grocery stores are pulling Fresh Frozen Foods items from their freezers after listeria monocytogenes were found at the company’s Jefferson warehouse.
The move comes amid several other national food recalls over tainted products.
Choosing to “err on the side of utmost caution,” Inventure Foods, which owns Fresh Frozen Foods, issued a voluntary recall of 122 products in its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables Friday.
Inventure also issued a recall of its Jamba "At Home" smoothie kits.
Listeria is a bacteria that may cause illness in young children, elderly people or others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals may only experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products have been pulled from shipping and are being held at the company’s storage facility.
So far, there are no reported illnesses due to consumption of these products.
Gary Black, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, released a statement Friday, alerting Georgia residents who may have bought and consumed these foods.
Black said the agricultural department inspectors will check retail stores and warehouses to make sure recalled products are no longer on shelves.
According to Black, GDA food safety inspectors are also conducting an “active investigation with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors, working together with the processing facility in the city of Jefferson.”
Inventure encourages customers who purchased the recalled items to return them for a full refund.
Go to www.inventurefoods.com/information/frozenrecall for a list of recalled items and for more information regarding the recall.