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Frozen vegetables recalled amid fears of glass fragments

No injuries have been reported due to the glass pieces in the frozen vegetables and the recall notification is being issued out of caution.

Here comes another nationwide food recall! This time the focus is on frozen vegetables.

On late Saturday evening, the Tennessee-based Pictsweet Co. in Bells, one of the largest frozen vegetable suppliers in the United States announced a voluntary recall of certain packages of frozen vegetables after it came to their knowledge that some of them may contain glass fragments.

According to the company, the recall is focused on 24000 pounds of packages that contain green peas, carrots and mixed vegetables.

The products were distributed to Walmart locations nationwide and to Kroger stores in the southeast United States under the Great Value brand.

Recall, a precautionary measure
No injuries have been reported due to the glass pieces in the frozen vegetables and the recall notification is being issued out of caution.

Pictsweet Co. is taking precautionary measures and warning consumers not to purchase the product and to stop using whatever supplies they have since the possibility of injury is high if the food items are ingested.

The enterprise is also urging the public to return the affected frozen packs to the place of purchase. The products can be returned for a complete refund made.

In addition, for consumer queries, the company has set up a toll free consumer hot line at 1-800-367-7412, extension 417 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. central daylight time, Monday through Friday.

According to the company, the recall is focused on 24000 pounds of packages that contain green peas, carrots and mixed vegetables that were distributed to Wal-Mart locations nationwide and to Kroger stores in the southeast United States.

List if the frozen vegetables recalled
The Pictsweet Company issued a recall for the following products:

Kroger 12 ounce green peas (UPC 11110 89736)
Production codes of 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD

Kroger 12 ounce peas and carrots (UPC 11110 89741)
Production codes of 1960BD and 1960BE

Great Value 12 ounce steamable sweet peas (UPC 78742 08369)
Best by dates of July 20, 2012; July 21, 2012

Great Value 12 ounce steamable mixed egetables (UPC 78742 08026)
Best by date of July 15, 2012