Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Broccoli Amid Listeria Concerns

May 24, 2018 - 8:32 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Check your freezer for Private Brands frozen broccoli cuts from Stop & Shop.

The 16-ounce bags are being removed from the freezer section after listeria was found during routine testing at a Stop & Shop in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection said the company involved has issued a recall.

The bags in question have a use by date of 2020 and can be returned for a refund.

According to the CDC, about 1,600 people get sick from listeria each year, and about 260 die. The bacteria can cause dangerous complications for pregnant women, including miscarriages and stillbirths.

Visit the Stop & Shop website for more information on the recall.