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Frozen Food Recall Expanded After Several Hospitalized From Listeria

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- CRF Frozen Foods is expanding a recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables over possible listeria contamination.

The recall includes some 358 products sold under 42 brand names, including items like kale, potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, broccoli and various vegetable medleys, among others.

The products were sold at retailers nationwide, including Trader Joe's and Costco, with "best buy" dates bewteen April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018.

So far, eight people have become sick due to the outbreak and several have been sent to the hospital after contracting the illness, CBS2 reported.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, CRF Frozen Foods suspended production at its Washington factory on Monday, pending further investigation into the contamination.

Listeria is a food-borne illness commonly found in raw food. Symptoms include nausea and abdominal pain, headaches, stiffness and fever. Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with weaker immune systems are at risk for more serious complications.

For a full list of recalled products, click here.

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