March 25, 2015
Superior Foods, Inc. Issues Recall Due to Possible Listeria in Product
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for organic frozen spinach produced by Superior Foods, Inc. of Watsonville, CA. Superior Foods, Inc. is recalling Simply Balanced Organic Chopped Spinach (10-oz steam in bag) because the product may contain Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The product was distributed nationwide at Target retail stores.
Simply Balanced Organic Chopped Spinach (10-oz steam in bag)
DPCI # (Department, Class, Item.) 270-00-0663
UPC Code - 85239 00663
Production Date Code and Best By Code
4360SF3 through 7 J1 Best By 26/06/2016
4360SF3 through 7 J2 Best By 26/06/2016
5026SF4 through 8 J1 Best By 26/07/2016
5026SF4 through 8 J2 Best By 26/07/2016
5051SF2 through 4 J1 Best By 20/08/2016
5051SF2 through 4 J2 Best By 20/08/2016
Superior Foods, Inc. is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to this event. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Superior Foods, Inc, is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have any of the product identified are urged to dispose it, or return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or full refund.
Consumers with questions may call 1-866-672-0811 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST).
The full recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439761.htm.