(Update: According to the March 23 Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, CA, the Amy’s Kitchen recall of its branded products containing spinach was prompted by a recall notice from frozen vegetable processor Coastal Green Vegetable Co. of Oxnard, CA, warning customers that they might have been supplied with spinach potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Paul Fanelli, a spokesman for Coastal Green, told the newspaper that his company was cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and had contacted all the companies which might have received the suspect spinach. Both Amy’s Kitchen and Coastal Green said they had not heard of any illnesses in connection with the potentially contaminated spinach.) Amy’s Kitchen Inc. of Petaluma, CA, has recalled nearly 74,000 cases of its branded products containing organic spinach which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The list of recalled products, including Vegetable Lasagna, Tofu Scramble, Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, and Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, can be found here. Amy's Vegetable Lasagna labelIn a March 22 announcement, Amy’s stated that the company was informed of the possible presence of L. monocytogenes by one of its organic spinach suppliers. (Amy’s does not source any of its organic spinach from the same supplier which supplied Wegmans with its just-recalled bagged frozen spinach.) The company stated that it was not aware of any illness complaints to date related to its recalled products but was recalling them as a precautionary measure based on the notice received from its supplier. The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. Consumers who have any of the Amy’s recalled products identified on the list are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.