Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. issued a recall of about 12,540 packages of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product comes in a 12-once bag with UPC 77890-32932. It was sold in the frozen food department of 85 Wegman stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015.
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Only packages with the following codes are affected:
- BEST USED BY JAN 26 2017 50265
- BEST USED BY FEB 02 2017 50335.
Twin City Foods, Inc. based in Stanwood, Washington, is the supplier of this product to Wegmans. Twin City Foods describes itself as a private label processor.
Listeria bacteria can contaminate spinach in the field or in the processing plant. If there are illnesses (none yet, but still possible), traceback investigations will need to be done to determine exactly where the contamination happened.
This bacteria is nasty and can cause a severe illness called invasive listeriosis. It is invasive because it quickly and easily moves from the intestinal cells to the blood and then to the brain, heart, kidneys and pancreas. Most elderly people who get listeriosis develop meningitis, an brain infection that is often fatal and can cause permanent brain damage. The unborn and newborn babies are at risk of infection if their mother eats contaminated food while pregnant. This can lead to miscarriage, still birth, premature birth and severe illness of a newborn.
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