In a press release, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of their fresh-bagged Washed Spinach 12-ounce bags due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
This recall was initiated after a random, routine test sample taken by the FDA was found to contain Listeria. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution on behalf of Fresh & Easy and the FDA. Neither the company nor the FDA has received any reports of illness in relation to this recall. The recall affects only the 12-ounce bags of Washed Spinach with the barcode 20001124 and an “enjoy by” date of October 16 of this year. The product was available in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located across the western United States.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that, if ingested, can result in severe and occasionally fatal infections in young children, the elderly and those with compromised or otherwise weakened immune systems. Healthy consumers may experience symptoms like high fever, serious headache, stiffness, nauseas, abdominal pain and diarrhea if they are exposed to Listeria. The organism can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Consumers are being urged to immediately dispose of the product and contact the company with their receipt for a full refund.
As a Renton personal injury attorney, I’ve seen similar recalls in the past and know the devastating effects they can have on those affects. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a contaminated food product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about the legal options available to you.