Amy’s Kitchen, the go-to processed food for organic lovers, has issued a voluntary recall on a large number of products today, due to concerns about spinach that may contaminated with listeria.
According to an FDA press release:
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 of Listeria 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.
If you have any of the following products in your home, you are urged to dispose of the items or return them to the store where you got them for an exchange or refund. You can also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)].
This is not to say that food safety issues can’t occur in non-processed food, but this happened very closely on the heels of another incident that might make you question what you get from the store. Just a few days ago, metal shards were found in boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, resulting in 6.5 million boxes being recalled.