Amy's Kitchen, Inc. has voluntarily recalled select products from its range for fears that its organic spinach may be contaminated with Listeria.
Listeria infection can prove fatal in young children or the elderly, and may cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women and health concerns for healthy individuals. Symptoms include "high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea." Food may show no signs of contamination.
Though no incidents have been reported to Amy's Kitchen, more than 70,000 products are thought to be affected. A full list of products sold in Canada and the US can be found here.
So far, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has included the following items in the Canadian portion of the recall, noting that as it investigates further items may be included:
Product Name / Size / Product Code / UPC
Customers who purchased any of the items listed in the chart are advised to dispose of the item or return it to the place of purchase for an exchange or refund. For further information, customers may call Amy's at (707) 781-7535 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)
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