Pictsweet Company of Bells, Tenn., found glass fragments in some of its frozen green peas and related products, and it started a recall that affects two of the nation's largest grocers: Walmart, the world's largest retailer and grocer, and Kroger. While not a household name, Pictsweet calls itself "one of the largest frozen vegetable suppliers in the United States."
As for the frozen peas recall, Kroger stores in the U.S. Southeast are affected, while Walmarts nationwide are affected. Customers who bought the bad peas (which also came packaged with other vegetables) can get a refund from the place of purchase. For more information, call Pictsweet toll-free at 800-367-7412, ext. 417, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT.
The following frozen vegetable products are part of the recall:
Kroger 12-Ounce Frozen Green Peas
- UPC 11110 89736
- Production Codes: 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD
- UPC 11110 89741
- Production Codes: 1960BD and 1960BE
- UPC 78742 08369
- Best by Dates of July 20, 2012; July 21, 2012
- UPC 78742 08026
- Best by Date of July 15, 2012