Broken glass has been found in Pictsweet’s 12 ounce frozen peas and mixed vegetables sold at Wal-Mart and Kroger stores. To date, the company suspects that 24,000 pounds of these peas and mixed vegetables have been affected. This is a voluntary recall that Pictsweet initiated to protect the public from harm. The recall was launched after the company found glass fragments in four 12 ounce packages of the frozen peas and mixed vegetables.
No injuries have been reported as of now. However, clearly the broken glass fragments could cause harm if the affected lot number of peas and mixed vegetables are eaten. It is suspected that the affected lots have reached Kroger stores in the Southeast and Wal-Mart distribution facilities located east of the Rocky Mountains. There is a chance that the affected lots of frozen vegetables have reached Wal-Mart stores. The FDA has advised that the vegetables not be eaten.
If you have any of the following lot numbers of Pictsweet peas or mixed vegetables, you are advised to contact the manufacturer about a refund.
- Kroger 12 ounce green peas (UPC 11110 89736), production codes 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW and 1600BD.
- Kroger 12 ounce peas and carrots (UPC 11110 89741), production codes 1960BD and 1960BE.
- Great value 12 ounce steamable sweet peas (UPC 78742 08369), best by dates of July 20, 2012, and July 21, 2012.
- Great Value 12 ounce steamable mixed vegetables (UPC 78742 08026), best by date of July 15, 2012.
Pictsweet can be contacted at 800-367-7412, extension 417, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday. Affected products can also be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Pictsweet completed an evaluation to identify that the affected lots were limited to the above mentioned groups. The company has also created a task force to prevent this problem from occurring again. Wal-Mart and Kroger retailers have begun to remove all affected lots from their display cases.
Burton Padove, Indiana and Illinois lawyer, is available to help those who are injured because of products that are recalled. He can be reached at (877) 446 5294.