According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Amy’s Kitchen is voluntarily recalling more than 73,000 cases of products containing organic spinach stamped with dates made from January 21, 2015 to March 14, 2015. The recalled products were distributed to stores across the United States and in Canada. Affected products include several varieties of lasagna, pizza, tofu scrambles, wraps and entrees. For a full list of recalled products, click here.
The recall originated from a notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that the food company may have received spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious (and sometimes deadly) infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals who have ingested the organism may suffer from short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women.
According to the FDA, Amy’s Kitchen is unaware of any complaints of illness related to the recalled products; however, the food company is recalling these products out of an abundance of caution. Consumers who possess any of the recalled products are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store they were purchased for an exchange or refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at 707.781.7535 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific, Monday through Friday, or visit amys.com for more information.