How Can I Tell If My Amy's Kitchen Product Was Recalled? Here's How To Know What To Get Rid Of
If you have a freezer full of Amy’s Kitchen products, the recent recall shouldn't cause you to to jump the gun and immediately throw everything away. Thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there’s a list of each and every product that’s part of the company’s recall of nearly 74,000 food products due to possible listeria contamination in the spinach supply. It's an easy way for you to figure out how to tell if an Amy's Kitchen product was recalled.
Although the products that make the list include everything from lasagna and enchiladas to tofu scrambles and spinach pizzas, checking the FDA’s list of product names, lot codes, and manufacture dates will let you know if you really need to part from that frozen dinner. Nineteen products make the list of Amy's Kitchen products recalled due to listeria, and various types of lasagna mark the most common appearance of any food product.
For those who might’ve just eaten an Amy’s Kitchen dinner and are starting to feel like taking a gander at WebMD's list of symptoms for the foodborne illness, here’s the rundown. The most common cause of listeriosis is the consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. According to the FDA’s press release, listeriosis can cause nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, and fever. And while the symptoms are relatively short term for healthy people, the illness can be fatal for kids, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. The illness can cause also miscarriages or stillbirths for pregnant women.
So, after reading that description, it’s pretty obvious that this recall is nothing to mess around with. Just last year, an outbreak of listeria from apples killed seven and led to the hospitalization of 31. If you have any products that make the FDA’s list, Amy’s Kitchen recommends that you dispose of them or return them to the store for a refund or an exchange. Amy’s is also welcoming calls Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.
At this point, the company says that they are not aware of any illnesses resulting from the products that have been distributed in Canada and the United States. But after the company received a notice from its organic spinach supplier, it immediately issued a recall as a precautionary measure. New York-based grocery store Wegman’s has also pulled over 12,000 frozen organic spinach products off its shelves.
Unfortunately, Amy’s Kitchen’s recall is just one of many food recalls by major food companies in recent weeks. However, that shouldn’t be a call for paranoia but simply increased awareness. And, as the FDA’s press release and comprehensive list of recalled items shows, we have the right information at our fingertips to do that.