Results for - CRF Frozen Foods recall

1,874 voters participated in this survey

It's one of the largest food recalls in recent memory, involving well over 400 products from CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, Wash., sold under more than 40 different brand names at major retailers like Costco, Target, Trader Joe's and Safeway. So far, eight people have been sickened by listeria that's genetically similar to that found in CRF vegetables and two have died, though listeria was not the primary cause of death. Washington-based manufacturer, CRF Frozen Foods in Pasco, closed its plant on April 25—after the initial recall on April 23.

1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a complete list of CRF frozen foods that are part of the voluntary recall. Prior to this survey, were you aware of the current CRF frozen food recall?

Yes
29%
517 votes
No
71%
1,283 votes

2. Do you purchase a lot of frozen fruits and vegetables?

Yes
35%
629 votes
No
54%
970 votes
Undecided
11%
201 votes

3. Have you found any of the recalled items in your freezer?

Yes
8%
141 votes
No
63%
1,142 votes
Not Applicable
29%
517 votes

4. According to the FDA, listeria causes an estimated 1,600 illnesses each year in the U.S., but just half are reported. About 18 percent of listeriosis patients die. In this outbreak, of those eight who were sick, six were in California. The two people who died were from Maryland and Washington. The mild form of foodborne listeriosis usually begins about three days after eating heavily contaminated food, while the incubation period for the more serious form of the disease could be up to 70 days after exposure. Have you ever known someone diagnosed with this rare but serious disease?

Yes
6%
116 votes
No
79%
1,427 votes
Undecided
14%
257 votes

5. Unlike most bacteria, listeria can survive and sometimes grow on foods being stored in the refrigerator, but can be killed by cooking food properly. High-risk foods include uncooked meat and vegetables, including pre-packaged leafy greens. Do you always thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables under cool running water before eating them?

Yes
58%
1,043 votes
No
42%
757 votes
06/02/2016 Food & Drink 1874 18 By: UpstateSC

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