Frozen vegetarian food company Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of products after one of its organic spinach suppliers reported that Amy’s may have received organic spinach containing Listeria monocytogenes.
Among the products on the recall list are Vegetable Lasagna, Tofu Scramble, Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, Spinach Pizza, Brown Rice and Vegetables Bowl, Gluten Free Tofu Scramble Wrap and several other products.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 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.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
According to a statement released by Amy’s Kitchen of Petaluma, California, the company is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products. “Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier,” the statement says.
The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada. Local supermarkets that carry Amy’s products include Stop & Shop, Whole Foods, Balducci’s, and Caraluzzi’s Georgetown Market.
Amy’s Kitchen has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.
The company advises consumers who have any of the products identified on the recall list to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)].