The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that two California companies have recalled organic spinach products — a fairly significant recall that has garnered a lot of media attention in the past 24 hours.
Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. of Petaluma, CA, is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of various products. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that it may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses related to these products, but they were distributed to stores nationwide. A list of the recalled products is available by clicking here.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The company has has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have any of the products identified in the chart above are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)].
More Spinach Products Recalled
The Hayward, CA. firm of the Carmel Food Group also has issued a voluntary recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, because of possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
The frozen ravioli products were produced with organic spinach which was found in test results performed by the spinach supplier to show the presence of Listeria. The recall was initiated when it was discovered that certain lots of the listed items were produced with the ingredient in question.
A list of the products affected is available by clicking here. Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 510-429-0356, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department