-- Amy’s Kitchen, a best-selling natural and organic food brand, announced a voluntary recall today of more than 73,000 cases of its products over worries of possible listeria contamination, the company said in a statement today.
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, said Kirsten Larson, manager of the food safety program for the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Symptoms include high fever, headache and abdominal distress, she said.
"The riskiest foods for infection include deli meats, unpasteurized dairy products, produce and prepared foods," Larson said.
The Amy's Kitchen statement said the company is not aware of any illness or complaints related to the recalled products, which include lasagnas, pizza and enchiladas that contain the potentially contaminated spinach.
“Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy's Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier,” the statement read.