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September 02, 2015

Frozen corn recalled over potentially fatal listeria contamination

The recall affects stores in Pa. and N.J.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of several frozen corn brands that were distributed to stores in several states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The reason for the recall is possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children and elderly individuals as well as those with weakened immune systems.

Listeria infection may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, the FDA warns.

Consumers who purchased the products are urged not to consume them.

The frozen cut corn was distributed to stores in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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