Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix has recalled certain packages of its frozen spinach due to concerns about listeria contamination.
Photo: Sprouts Farmers Market
Photo: Sprouts Farmers Market

Recall alert: Frozen spinach taken off shelves in 19 states due to listeria concerns

A brand of frozen spinach sold in 19 states has been recalled because of concerns the product could be contaminated with listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in a release.

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Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix is recalling its 16-ounce regular and organic bags of Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, the company said on its website

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"We are recalling these products out of an abundance of caution due to the detection of listeria monocytogenes on a random sample," company officials wrote in a letter about the recall.

No illnesses have been reported, company officials wrote. 

The bags of frozen spinach were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

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Here is what to look for on the back of the package, company officials said on its website:

  • Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500982, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21. 
  • Sprouts Frozen Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, 16oz. bag, UPC 87487500991, Lot 19031203A03, USE BY 12/03/21.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria is the third leading cause of death in the United States from foodborne illness. It primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, adults older than 65 and people with weakened immune systems after they eat contaminated food, the CDC said on its website.

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