Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Recalls: Amy's Kitchen, Wegman's Food Market, Carmel Food Group
Amy's Kitchen, Wegmans Food Market, and Carmel Food Group all issued recalls of their products containing organic frozen spinach after a spinach supplier issued its own recall for fear of possible listeria contamination.
Here is what you need to know:
Amy's Kitchen Recall
Amy's Kitchen recalled over 73k packages of frozen foods that may contain contaminated spinach.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria commonly found in soil and water. It can contaminate raw meats, vegetables, and cooked and processed foods. Listeria can cause serious or fatal infections among young children and elderly people. Expectant mother could suffer miscarriages or stillbirths. Healthy adults may only suffer short term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, and diarrhea.
Amy's Kitchen claims that no illnesses or listeria infections have yet been reported.
The recall includes varieties of Amy's Kitchen's vegetable lasagnas, spinach pizzas, brown rice and vegetable bowls, pasta bowls, and many more. If you have bought any Amy's Kitchen products since the beginning of this year, be sure to check the FDA's website for a detailed list of recalled products.
Amy's Kitchen has already notified distributors and retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves.
Wegmans Food Markets has recalled over 12k packages of Wegmans' organic spinach.
The recall is for the 12-oz bags of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach. Affected products were sold between January 27 and March 21, 2015 with "Best Used By" dates of either January 26, 2017 or February 2, 2017.
Carmel Food Group Recall
Carmel Food Group also issued a voluntary recall of its Rising Moon Organics Frozen Ravioli.
Recalled products include:
- Rising Moon Organics Garlic & Veggie Ravioli, sell by Jan. 09, 2016
- Rising Moon Organics Spinach Florentine Ravioli, sell by Jan. 19, 2016
- Rising Moon Organics Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, sell by Dec. 22, 2015; Dec. 30, 2016; Dec. 31, 2016; Jan. 02, 2016; Jan. 19, 2016; and Jan. 20, 2016.
It is unclear whether these recalls are linked to the same organic spinach supplier.
If you believe you have bought a recalled product, you should either throw the products away or return them to the store for a full refund.
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