Lancaster Foods has updated their May 5 recall notice to add one product — Lancaster Brand Spinach, item #41714 — because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The recall was initiated after notification that a random sample of a single bag of Chopped Kale Greens product with a “BEST IF USED BY May 1 2023” date collected by the New York Agriculture and Markets Food Safety Division tested positive for the Listeria pathogen.
These products were distributed through retailers and distributors in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The recalled products are beyond their “Best If Used By Date.”
|Item Number||Brand||Pack/ Size||UPC Codes||Description||Best If Used By Date|
|00682||ROBINSON FRESH||8 /16 OZ||0-95829-60015-9||KALE GREENS||May 01 2023|
|00619||ROBINSON FRESH||6 /32 OZ||0-95829-60016-6||KALE GREENS||May 01 2023|
|55423||LANCASTER||20 / 4 OZ||N/A||CHOPPED KALE||May 01 2023|
|78983||GIANT||12 / 8 OZ||6-88267-09813-0||CURLY LEAF SPINACH||April 29 2023|
|00684||ROBINSON FRESH||8 /16 OZ||0-95829-60006-7||COLLARD GREENS||May 01 2023|
|01907||GIANT||8 /16 OZ||6-88267-05311-5||COLLARD GREENS||May 01 2023|
|41714||LANCASTER||12 / 10 OZ||8-13055-01145-3||SPINACH||April 29 2023|
As of the posting of this recall, no related illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who might still have the recalled products in their refrigerators should discard the items and they should not be consumed.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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