Gluten-free recall of Amy’s Kitchen due to deadly Listeria threat

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Garden Vegetable Lasagna Recall

Amy’s Kitchen is recalling several varieties of its gluten-free products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is also recalling multiple products that contain gluten. If you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten and have purchased the gluten-free versions, Amy’s Kitchen recommends throwing away the recalled items or returning them to the store.

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Amy’s Kitchen believes 74,000 cases of its products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organic spinach used in these frozen meals is part of a bigger recall because it may have the deadly organism. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that the products were sold in Canada and the United States.

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Amy’s Kitchen is recalling its Gluten Free Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap and Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegetable Lasagna. It is also recalling the regular Vegetable Lasagna, Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, Garden Vegetable Lasagna, Tofu Scramble, Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, Spinach Pizza, Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pack and Family Size Vegetable Lasagna. The FDA has a complete list of the UPC codes, expiration dates and lot codes for this recall.

The frozen meals were sold in boxes at a variety of grocery stores. Club stores that sold multi packs of Amy’s Kitchen items are also affected. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause symptoms of nausea, cramps, diarrhea, headaches and fever. In individuals with weakened immune systems and pregnant women, this organism can be deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that Listeria is the third “leading cause of death from food poisoning.” Recently, multiple Blue Bell Creameries Ice Cream products were recalled because of the possibility that they contained Listeria. Amy’s Kitchen, Wegmans Food Markets and Carmel Food Group have issued recalls because of the potential for contaminated organic spinach in their products.

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