Frozen spinach recalled for possible Listeria contamination
Sprouts Farmers Market is recalling two varieties of frozen spinach products because they may be contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that can cause illness and sometimes death.
The products were manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon and shipped to Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
The recall includes the bags of Sprouts frozen cut leaf spinach with the UPC 87487500982, lot number 19031203A03 and use by date of Dec. 3, 2021.
It also includes bags of Sprouts frozen organic cut leaf spinach with UPC 87487500991, lot number 19031203A03 and use by date of Dec. 3, 2021.
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Anyone who bought the products are urged to throw them away or return them for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-888-577-7688.
Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter .