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If You Have These Veggies in Your Freezer, Throw Them Out Now

The bags could contain small pieces of blue plastic.

Bags of frozen vegetables from GraceKennedy Foods (GK Foods USA) were voluntarily recalled because they could contain small pieces of blue plastic, according to a notice on the FDA's website.

There have been no reports of any illnesses, Derrick Reckord, the president and CEO of GK Foods USA, says. However, it is labeled as a Class 2 Recall, which means there's "a remote probability of adverse health effects" from consumption. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now)

"GK Foods USA wishes to assure consumers that their safety is always considered paramount," Reckord says. "Providing safe, high-quality products remains our number one priority."

More than 180 cases of the 16-ounce bags of bell peppers and onions were shipped to and sold at retail stores in the Northeast. No other batches of frozen vegetables are included in the recall.

The white bags have a batch number of KR043021 and a "best before" date of March 2023. Both can be located on the back panel of the packaging near the UPC bar code. Anyone who purchased the frozen veggies and has them in their freezer should throw them away. They also can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

This isn't the only recall you need to know about before your next trip to the supermarket—If You Have These Breakfast Bars, Throw Them Out Now. And to get all of the latest food safety and grocery store news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!

Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda