Recall of gluten-free dips due to deadly Listeria risk

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La Terra Fina is recalling several of its gluten-free dips and spreads because of the possibility that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The spinach used to make these products may be unsafe. Consumers who have the recalled products should throw them away or return them for a refund.

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La Terra Fina is recalling the Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip made with Greek Yogurt along with two sizes of the Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip and one size of the Organic Thick & Creamy Spinach Dip & Spread. All of the labels state the products are gluten-free and made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip made with Greek Yogurt was sold in 31-ounce tubs, and the Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip was sold in 31-ounce tubs and 10-ounce tubs. The Organic Thick & Creamy Spinach Dip & Spread was available in 24-ounce tubs.

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The Food and Drug Administration has a list of the UPC codes and best by dates for the recalled dips. The products were sold at Costco and Smart & Final stores. La Terra Fina is recalling these specific items because they contain spinach, and its supplier believes the spinach may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company shares that it has not received any reports of illness from its consumers at this time, but the risk remains.

La Terra Fina recommends that customers either throw away the recalled dips or take them back to the store for a refund. They should not be eaten. Listeria monocytogenes is capable of causing multiple symptoms in people including nausea, cramps, diarrhea, headaches and fever. People with weak immune systems and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to the bacteria.

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