Amy’s Kitchen has recalled 74,000 cases of various frozen products because an organic spinach supplier informed the company that it found Listeria monocytogenes in spinach it supplied Amy’s.
While no illnesses have been reported, Amy’s is issuing this recall in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect customers. A full list of recalled products with specific manufacturing codes and selected code dates can be found here:
L. monocytogenes is a very hazardous foodborne pathogen, especially to older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Usual symptoms include fever and muscle aches. For people who become ill, hospitalizations are commonly required to treat the severe illnesses. The time frame from consumption to illness varies from three to 70 days.
Pregnant women may have different symptoms than the rest of the population:
Pregnant women: Typically experience fever and non-specific aches. Infections during pregnancy can be most severe for the fetus and cause stillbirth, premature deliveries, or severe infections.
Other than pregnant women: Symptoms can include convulsions and a loss of balance.
More information about L. monocytogenes can be found here.
What to do:
Consumers may reach Amy’s Kitchen at (707) 781-7535. The company’s business hours are Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific time).