The Georgia Department of Agriculture says that Inventure Foods, Inc. is recalling certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables, as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits, due to finding of Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, Ga., facility. Listeria is an organism that can cause 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.
GDA food safety inspectors are conducting an active investigation with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors, working together with the processing facility in the city of Jefferson. To date, there are no known illnesses linked to consumption of these products.
The Fresh Frozen products being recalled include frozen vegetable products dating back to 2013 that were distributed to retail outlets, food service accounts, mass merchandise stores and supermarkets in Georgia as well as Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The Jamba “At Home” smoothies' products being recalled were distributed to retail outlets, including mass merchandise stores and supermarkets east of the Mississippi River. Only specific Jamba “At Home” branded products are involved in this recall (no other Jamba® branded products are affected). The affected products have best by dates “18 Mar 2016” through “17 Oct 2016” with code dates from 72644AH01 through 71075AH01.
Inventure Foods is urging consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products not to consume the products; rather, return the products to the store of purchased for a full refund. If consumers have additional questions, please contact 1-866-890-1004, email