In recent years, there have been multiple recalls for fresh and frozen spinach products that tested positive for Listeria and Salmonella.
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Dole Baby Spinach Recalled for Risk of Salmonella Contamination
August 2019 — Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has recalled certain bags and plastic clamshell boxes of fresh baby spinach due to a risk of Salmonella contamination.
The recall was issued after a product tested positive for Salmonella in Michigan. No illnesses have been reported.
The recalled baby spinach was distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI.
The recall involves the following products with Use-By dates of 08-05-2019:
- 6-oz bags of Dole Baby Spinach (Lot W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2)
- 10-oz clamshell containers of Dole Baby Spinach (Lot W203010 and UPC code 0-71430-00016-8).
Sprouts Recalls Frozen Spinach for Listeria Contamination
June 2019 — Sprouts Farmers Market in Texas and 18 other states recalled bags of frozen cut-leaf spinach after the finished products tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall involves the following frozen spinach products:
- Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach — 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500982, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21
- Sprouts Frozen Organic Cut Leaf Spinach — 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500991, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21
The recalled spinach was distributed to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Texas and 18 other states, including Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
Sprouts recalled the spinach because random tests detected Listeria in the finished products. All of the affected spinach has been removed from stores and Sprouts is investigating the problem with National Frozen Foods.
Listeria Food Poisoning
Unlike many bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes can survive in the freezer and grow at refrigeration temperatures. It can also cause severe, life-threatening food poisoning illnesses, especially in children, elderly adults, and sick individuals. Pregnant women may suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Symptoms of Listeria Infection
The symptoms may not appear for up to 70 days after a person eats contaminated food. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In some cases, Listeria spreads to the bloodstream or brain and causes meningitis (brain inflammation).
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