If you've recently purchased Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas from Aldi grocery stores, you're going to need to check the packaging immediately. The United States Food & Drug Administration announced that Lakeside Foods, Inc. has recalled thousands of frozen peas from Aldi stores in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Although there have been no illnesses reported in response to the frozen peas, Aldi has issued the recall "out of an abundance of caution." The Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas packages that are possibly contaminated are in 16 oz. bags and have the UPC code 041498164294. They all have August 2018 as the "best by" date, and one of the following packaging codes: DC17038 PLAB6176, DC27038 PLAB6176, DC27038 BNAF7286, DC37038 BNAF7286, DC47038 PLAC6216, or DC57038 PLAC6216.
Frequent Aldi shoppers need to check their peas immediately, and if packages contain one of the specific codes, they should return the peas to the store for a full refund or throw them out right away. See the statement from Aldi stores for more information about the sweet peas recall, but don't worry, shoppers, no other Aldi products have been affected by the possible contamination.