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Published on : Mar 30, 2015

Three companies that provide organic food and use spinach as one of their ingredients have recalled their products ranging hundreds of thousands of items due to listeria concerns.

The organic food firm called Amy’s Kitchen has recalled its 74000 cases of pre packaged and frozen foods which contained spinach. This incidence occurred after one of the suppliers of Amy’s noticed a recall notice saying that their Petaluma based organization received spinach which was possibly tainted with bacteria that leads to listeria. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration officials knew about this recall.

The disorder listeria can lead to serious and rarely fatal infections in younger children or even in elderly and people with weak immune systems. Even though, healthy individuals can suffer only from short terms symptoms like high fever, stiffness severe headache, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea, the infection of listeria can lead to serious issues such as stillbirths or miscarriages among pregnant women.

Another company called Wegmans Food Markets, which is based in Rochester has recalled around 12540 packages of its organic spinach due to the same issue of the food being tainted with spinach. The product was a 13 ounce one and sold in the frozen food section of the company’s store in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

The third company to product recall is the California based firm Carmel Food Group that has voluntarily recalled their Rising Moon Organics frozen ravioli due to the same concern. This company didn’t disclose the number of packages or cases they were affected with listeria.