Sprouts Farmers Market is recalling Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach conventional and organic 16-ounce bags, because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Where Affect Products Were Sold
The products were sold in 19 states including; AZ, CA, NV, UT, NM, CO, TX, KS, OK, MO, TN, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, PA, MD, and VA.
Potentially Affected Product
Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500982, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21. Identifying information can be found on the back of the package.
Sprouts Frozen Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500991, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21. Identifying information can be found on the back of the package
Testing of the Product
A random sampling of the finished product contained the bacteria leading to the recall. “Sprouts Farmers Market has removed all affected product from its retail stores, Sprouts Farmers Market Spokesperson said. “In addition, Sprouts is conducting an internal investigation with National Frozen Foods to ensure all food safety standards and being met and enforced.”
Symptoms of Listeria Monocytogenes Infection
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail adults, the elderly, and those 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.
No illnesses have been reported as a result of the consumption of the product to date.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or return it to the stores for a full refund of the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 (888) 577-7688 from 8am to 5pm PST
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