Sprouts Farmers Markets in Texas and 18 other states recalled frozen spinach after positive tests for Listeria bacteria contamination.
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Sprouts Recalls Frozen Spinach for Listeria Contamination
June 14, 2019 — Sprouts Farmers Market has announced a voluntary recall for bags of frozen cut-leaf spinach after the finished products tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses were reported as of the recall date.
What Products Were Recalled?
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
Where Was the Recalled Spinach Sold?
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.
Spinach Tests Positive for Listeria Contamination
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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