Spinach Recall Expands to Include More Processed Foods

From Rodale News

Potential contamination of organic spinach has caused some major recalls recently. The spinach may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis in humans. Symptoms of this infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Serious, sometimes fatal, infections are possible in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women are also at risk because Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

All of the recalls are precautionary, and there are no reported cases of listeriosis, but double-check your fridge and freezer for these four recalled brands.

Amy’s Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen makes frozen and convenience meals using organic and non-GMO ingredients. The foods in question include various vegetable lasagna varieties, tofu scrambles, the enchilada verde, and a spinach pizza. Check out the details here.

Wegman’s Organic Spinach

Wegman’s is recalling 12,540 packages of its “Organic Food You Feel Good About” Just Picked Frozen Spinach, size 12 ounces for possible Listeriacontamination. The products were sold in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21. Potentially affected products are coded with either “BEST USED BY JAN 26 2017 05265” or “BEST USED BY FEB 02 2017 05335.” For more details, check out Wegmans’ full release.

La Terra Fina Organic Spinach Dip

La Terra Fina is recalling its organic spinach dip, which is sold in Bay Area Costco stores. The potentially affected products have the following best-by dates: March 24, 2015; April 1, 2015; April 14, 2015; and April 20, 2015. For more details, check out La Terra Fina’s full release.

Rising Mood Organics Frozen Ravioli

Rising Moon Organics, a brand by the Carmel Food Group, is recalling three of its ravioli varieties: Garlic and Veggie, Spinach Florentine, and Spinach and Cheese—all available in 6- and 8-ounce packages. For specific UPCs and sell-by dates of potentially affected products, see Carmel Food Group’s full release.

Simply Balanced Frozen Spinach for Target

Distributed exclusively at Target, Superior Foods is recalling 8,475 cases of Simply Balanced 10-ounce frozen organic frozen spinach, chopped. The UPC code is 85239 00663, and the best-by dates for potentially affected products range from June 26, 2016, to August 8, 2016. For more details, see Superior Foods’ full release.

BY JULIA WESTBROOK for rodalenews.com