Amy’s Kitchen is recalling nearly 73,900 cases of frozen meals including vegetable lasagna due to possible listeria contamination, becoming the latest food maker to recall spinach products because of the bacteria.
The recall stems from a recall notice Amy’s said it got from one of its organic spinach suppliers. Amy’s said some of the spinach it received may have Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeriosis, the illness caused by listeria, can cause fatal infections in certain people, including the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Pregnant women also are at risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, serious illness or death in newborn babies, the FDA has said.
Amy’s Kitchen said it was not aware of any illness complaints so far regarding its products, which were sold at stores across the United States and in Canada. Amy’s recalled certain lots of nearly 20 products, including vegetable lasagna, spinach pizza and bowls of brown rice and vegetables.
Consumers who have the Amy’s products were urged to throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or refund. Consumers can reach Amy’s at 707-781-7535.
Separately, La Terra Fina recalled 24-ounce tubs of organic spinach dip and spread due to potential listeria exposure but said the recall was limited to product available in Costco stores in the Bay Area. On Friday, La Terra Fina told consumers in that area to discard any product and contact their local Costco for a refund.
Also, East Coast grocer Wegmans on Monday recalled about 12,540 packages of its Wegmans organic frozen spinach because of possible listeria contamination. Wegmans told customers to return the product to its stores for a refund.
Wegmans said the product was supplied by Twin City Foods, which is based in Stanwood, Wash.
Twin City Foods, which calls itself one of the largest independent frozen vegetable processors in the United States, could not be immediately reached for comment.