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June 19, 2019

Recall Alert: Sprouts Farmers Market Recall Frozen Spinach over Possible Listeria Contamination

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) warned consumers that packages of frozen cut leaf spinach were recalled as it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria.

Sprouts Farmers Market are recalling all 16oz. packets of frozen spinach and organic spinach manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. 

The 16oz. packets contains the following identifying information: "USE BY 12/03/21", "UPC 87487500982", and "Lot 19031203A03".

The front of the 16oz packets of Spouts Cut Leaf Spinach. Photo: FDA.

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Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. 

While no adverse health effects have been reported yet, the packets were recalled after a random sampling revealed that the product contains listeria. 

Listeriosis can be caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the CDC, it results in more than 1,600 reported cases per year. 

The back of the 16oz packets of Spouts Cut Leaf Spinach. Photo: FDA.

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Of those, about 260 cases are fatal. Those most at risk are young children, frail people, and those with weakened immune systems.

Consumers who may have bought the packets are urged not to consume the product, and should instead throw it away or return the packages to the place of purchase.

Those who may have already ingested the products are urged to contact a health care provider with immediate effect. 

The 'Use By' date and Lot number. Photo: FDA.

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For any related queries or concerns, the consumer relations coordinator of the company can be reached on 1-888-557-7688. 

Earlier this month, the FSIS also recalled more than 95,000 pounds of Johnsonville Jalapeño Cheddar smoked sausages when plastic particles were found in the product. 

The contaminated packets were manufactured, packaged and shipped on March 12 and March 13. Customers are urged to look for the establishment number EST. 34224 on the label.

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