This week, vegetarian frozen food company Amy’s Kitchen is recalling nearly 73,900 cases of frozen food due to concern over possible listeria contamination after one of the the company’s organic spinach suppliers alerted Amy’s to possible exposure to the bacteria in its spinach.
Listeria is a food borne illness caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes that can cause serious infection and even death, especially in young children, the elderly and frail, and in those with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriage or stillbirth amongst pregnant women. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, nausea, diarrhea, stiff neck, and abdominal discomfort.
No illnesses related to Amy’s products have been reported to date, but the company is pulling affected products from shelves and urging consumers to throw out these items if they have been purchased. Click here to see a list of all Amy’s products being recalled.