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Amy's Kitchen, Wegmans frozen foods with spinach recalled for possible listeria

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-25 10:17:43-04

Several frozen food products containing spinach from brands Amy’s Kitchen and Wegmans were recalled Monday because of possible listeria contamination from an organic food supplier.

The products included 74,000 cases of Amy’s Kitchen frozen lasagna, burritos, pizzas and others. The full recall list is available at the Food and Drug Administration website.

The second recall is Wegman’s organic frozen spinach. The full list of recalled products is available on the FDA’s website.

No illnesses have been reported. But recalled products should be discarded or returned to the store.

Listeria bacteria can be deadly for children, the elderly or those with a weakened immune system. In pregnant women, it can cause miscarriage or stillbirth.

Each year, about 1,600 Americans are sickened and 260 die from listeriosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In healthy people, listeria can cause fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer with the Scripps National Desk.