Superior Foods Recalls Frozen Organic Chopped Spinach Sold at Target Stores

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 - Superior Foods Inc. of Watsonville, CA, is recalling 8,475 cases of Simply Balanced 10-oz. Frozen Organic Shopped Spinach due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This action is based on a recall notice Superior Foods received from one of its organic frozen spinach suppliers.

Simply Balanced spinach labelThe recalled product was distributed nationwide at Target retail stores. The recalled product information is as follows:

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. stated that the company is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to this event. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have any of the product identified are urged to dispose of 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. EDT.

Listeria monocytogenes is 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.

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