On October 21st, 2011, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., voluntarily recalled their fresh 12 oz bagged and washed Spinach and sold under the Fresh and Easy label, due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
What do you need to know about this Recall?
The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on a random sample test, conducted on behalf of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). One bag of this product with the Oct 16 “Enjoy by” date was confirmed to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. To help identify this product, it has a Barcode of 20001124 and is packaged in a 12 oz. plastic bag. As of October 21st, 2011, no illnesses have been reported to be associated with this recalled product.
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.
The recalled product was sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
What should you do if you still possess some of this product?
Fresh & Easy believes that it is important to alert consumers that might still possess this product with the Enjoy by date of Oct 16. Customers still in possession of this expired product should immediately dispose of it.
Customers may return the empty product bag or present the receipt as proof of purchase of the recalled product to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622. Additional general information about this food recall can also be found at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.