Five consumers who found shards of glass in their bags of frozen vegetables set off what has become a national recall that the products' supplier is tracing to a single lot of peas.
The packages were supplied by the Pictsweet Co. of Bells, Tennessee, and sold in Kroger grocery stores in the Southeast and Wal-Mart stores east of the Rocky Mountains. All carry the Kroger or Wal-Mart's Great Value brand, said Anne Tyrrell, spokeswoman for Pictsweet..
Tyrrell said the company became aware that glass was inside some packages of frozen vegetables after getting complaints from five consumers. All involved peas originating in a single lot, and the company issued a voluntary recall for any product containing peas from that location.
There were no indications that anyone consumed or was injured by the glass in the packages, Pictsweet said in a statement. The company said the federal Food and Drug Administration has been notified, and it is conducting a "top-to-bottom review" to look into the incident.