Natural foods giant Amy's Kitchen is recalling more than 73,000 cases of food due to concerns over listeria. The manufacturer believes that organic spinach used in its products may be contaminated with listeria.
Amy's Kitchen sent out a statement, saying, "This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy's organic spinach suppliers that Amy's may have received organic spinach with the possible presence ofListeria monocytogenes, 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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The products were distributed in the U.S. and Canada. They include vegetable lasagna, tofu scramble and spinach pizza; you can see the full list here. Consumers who have already purchased the listed products are urged to return them to the grocery store for refunds.
Listeria is a serious food safety issue in the U.S. Blue Bell ice cream recently recalled products due to a listeria breakout; three people who ate Blue Bell ice cream died after they were infected with listeria.