JoNel Aleccia from the Seattle Times wrote: “Spinach from Stanwood recalled for listeria risk.”
Frozen organic spinach produced by a Stanwood firm has been tied to a recall of products that may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.
Wegman’s Food Markets, an East Coast grocery chain, on Monday issued a voluntary recall for about 12,500 packages of organic frozen spinach. Firm officials said Twin City Foods, of Stanwood, Snohomish County, supplied the spinach. It was sold in the frozen-food section of stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts between Jan. 27 and March 21, 2015.
Also on Monday, Amy’s Kitchen, of Petaluma, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of nearly 74,000 cases of products that may include frozen spinach potentially tainted with listeria. The products include frozen vegetable lasagna, brown rice and vegetable bowls, and stuffed pasta shell bowls. The products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. and Canada.
A person who answered the phone at Twin City Foods said it wasn’t clear that the company had supplied frozen spinach to Amy’s Kitchen. She said Twin Cities could not say what volume of product might have been contaminated with listeria and that owners were not prepared to make a statement. She declined further comment.