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Frozen fruit, vegetables sold at Costco, Safeway recalled

  • This screenshot shows the website for CRF Frozen Foods, which processes frozen fruit and vegetables sold at Costco, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and other stores.

SEATTLE >> A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables and fruit linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.

One person from Maryland and one from Washington have died but health officials do not consider listeria to be the cause of death for either person.

The Centers for Disease Control says the recall by CRF Frozen Foods began in April and was expanded on Monday. The recall now includes all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in the company’s Pasco facility since May 1, 2014.

About 358 products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled. The company manufactures private label brands sold at Costco, Safeway and other stores in all 50 states and parts of Canada.

The CDC says the listeria outbreak that started in September 2013 has sickened people in Washington, Maryland and California. Two illnesses were reported in 2016 and six were reported between 2013 and 2015. All eight people were hospitalized.

Online list of recalled products: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm498841.htm

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