Frozen spinach recalled by Sprouts Farmers Market due to positive listeria test
The Sprouts Farmers Market grocery chain is recalling conventional and organic frozen spinach manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon, because a random test came back positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The test showed the bacteria in the finished product, according to the company recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers are urged to check their homes for the recalled Sprouts brand frozen spinach. No one should eat the recalled spinach and anything used to store or prepare it should be throughly washed.
To identify the recalled spinach, look for the following label information:
- “Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach” in 16-ounce plastic bags
- UPC number 87487500982
- Lot number 19031203A03
- Use-by date 12/03/21
The product was distributed to stores in 19 states, including Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
No illnesses have been reported.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or return it to the stores for a full refund of the product.