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Nationwide Recall due to Glass Shards in Frozen Vegetables

Like glass much? How about the potential for glass fragments in your frozen veggies? Consumers of frozen vegetables are on high alert this week after Pictsweet brands issued a recall on October 15 for several of their frozen products. According to the company, there is a possibility that glass fragments may be found in four of their packaged, frozen vegetable products. All four of the products are distributed nationwide through Walmart and Kroger stores.  While there have been no reported cases of sickness or damage from tainted products, Pictsweet recommends that anyone who has purchased frozen veggies containing green peas affected by the recall avoid consuming them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  A list of recalled products, UPC codes, and production codes, is included after the jump.

The following products are affected by the recall:

FROZEN GREEN PEAS

  • Kroger 12-ounce Green Peas
  • Production Codes of 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD.
  • UPC 11110 89736

FROZEN PEAS AND CARROTS

  • Kroger 12-ounce Peas and Carrots
  • Production Codes of 1960BD and 1960BE
  • UPC 11110 89741

FROZEN SWEET PEAS

  • Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Sweet Peas
  • Best by dates of July 20, 2012; July 21, 2012.
  • UPC 78742 08369

MIXED VETABLES

  • Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables
  • Best by date of July 15, 2012.
  • UPC 78742 08026

What to Do if your Product Has Been Recalled:

The Pictsweet company welcomes consumers with questions to contact them toll-free at 1-800-367-7412, extension 417, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.

Multiple Food Recalls This Year

It’s been a busy year for product recalls. This is the third food product recall issued by Walmart since July. Previously, there was concern over listeria contamination in deli meats sold by Walmart stores, and frozen chicken nuggets were also recalled late in the summer due to the potential for small bits of plastic in their frozen chicken nuggets. A nationwide egg recall affected most American homes, and grocery stores across the nation when millions of eggs were recalled due to a potential salmonella infestation.

With all these recalls affecting the American food supply, it leaves parents wondering, is our food safe?  It seems the answer, as of late, is that even the most stringent company guidelines leave room for machinery and human error.  As consumers, we much vigilantly and literally put our money where our mouth is, offering more of our fund to fresh, local produce that has been grown by a trusted farmer who stakes a personal investement in his harvest and product.   With the recall in effect,  now is a great time to make the extra effort to search out fresh, organic, seasonal produce.  

Keeping that goal in mind, you won’t want to miss a few of Babble’s best kid-friendly veggie recipes.  With concern over our food sources at a current high, there’s no need to push the panic buttons.  A little bit of caution, a lot of careful shopping, and a few fantastic recipes are a great way to start feeding your family better, more healthful foods.

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