March 24, 2015
Several food brands and businesses have voluntarily recalled products made with spinach after an organic spinach supplier announced potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes food poisoning.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, over the past few days, Amy’s Kitchen, Wegmans and La Terra Fina have recalled products made with spinach. No illnesses have been reported at this time.
Amy’s Kitchen, the organic, prepared food brand, has recalled nearly 74,000 cases of products after one of its organic spinach suppliers found the food might have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes, a press release states.
Amy’s recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.
In 2011, a Listeria
outbreak traced to contaminated cantaloupes sickened at least 146 people in 28 states and led to 142 hospitalizations and 33 deaths.