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WASHINGTON — Twin City Foods Inc. of Stanwood, Wash., is recalling spinach products because they have the potential to be contaminated with the listeria organism, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy people can 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.

One one of Twin City Foods’ recalled products was distributed in Washington state:

Wild Harvest Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 11535 50170
Package code: SELL BY 08.DEC.2016 L084WE, Distributed to warehouses in AZ, CA, WA.

The other items recalled by Twin City Foods are:

Cadia Organic Cut Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 15369 01165
Package code: 23424
Product distributed only in California

Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 41250 02362
Package code: BEST BY FEB 2017 50415
Distributed to warehouses in MI, OH, and WI

Wild Harvest Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, 16 oz. frozen packages
UPC 11535 50170
Package code: SELL BY 22.JAN.2017 A225WE, Distributed to warehouses in PA and VA
Package code: SELL BY 30.JAN.2017 A305WE, Distributed to warehouses in DE, ME, PA, and VA
Package code: SELL BY 04.MAR.2017 C045WE, Distributed to warehouses in ME and PA

Wegmans Organic Just Picked Spinach, 12 oz. frozen packages
UPC 77890 32932
Package code: BEST USED BY JAN.26.2017 50265, Distributed to warehouses in NY and PA
Package code: BEST USED BY FEB.02.2017 50335, Distributed to warehouses in NY and PA

The FDA said no illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product was supplied to Twin City Foods by Coastal Green Vegetable Company LLC of Oxnard, Calif., which initiated a recall of the bulk spinach on March 20, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Twin City Foods immediately notified all affected customers and initiated recalls of the retail packages on March 20.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to not consume the product and immediately return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the retailer at which they purchased the affected product.

Consumers with any questions may contact Mark Hubbard at (804) 385-3772 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, or email to mhubbard@mwcllc.com.

 

 

 

 

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