FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 26, 2015 – PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health has been notified that Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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.
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 08.DEC.2016 L084WE, Distributed to warehouses in AZ, CA, WA 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 No illnesses have been reported to date. The Recalled Product was supplied to Twin City Foods by Coastal Green Vegetable Company LLC of Oxnard, CA which initiated a recall of the bulk spinach on March 20, 2015 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, 2015.
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. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.