Some frozen vegetables sold under the Food Lion brand are subject to a recall because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Food Lion company issued the recall for its frozen sweet corn and frozen mixed vegetables after tests showed Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall includes 16-ounce bags of frozen Food Lion Mixed Vegetables with the UPC 0003582600509. Customers may have purchased the vegetables between Jan. 19, 2023 and Aug. 19, 2023.

The recall also includes Food Lion Super Sweet Corn  with the UPC 0003582607985. Customers may have purchased the corn between Nov. 7, 2022, and Aug. 19, 2023.

As of the posting of the recall, no confirmed illnesses had been reported to the grocery chain.

Customers can returned the recalled products to Food Lion stores for refunds.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled productsand developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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