Popular frozen food recalled because of possible Listeria
Frozen vegetarian food company Amy’s Kitchen Inc. is voluntarily recalling almost 74,000 cases of products after one of its organic spinach suppliers reported that Amy’s may have received organic spinach containing Listeria monocytogenes.
Among the products on the recall list are vegetable lasagna, tofu scramble, enchilada verde whole meal, spinach pizza, brown rice and vegetables bowl, gluten free tofu scramble wrap, and several others.
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Can be fatal, cause illness
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Listeria 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.
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According to a statement released by the California-based Amy’s Kitchen, the company is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products.
“Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier,” the statement says.
Products sold by many retailers
The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada, including Stop & Shop, other grocery chains, and local markets.
Amy’s Kitchen 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 FDA.
Refunds being offered
The company advises consumers who have any of the products identified on the recall list 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 Kitchen at 707-781-7535, weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. (Connecticut time).