Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2015 – Petaluma, California – Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that 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.
Amy’s Kitchen is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products identified in Attachment A. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier.
The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.
The recalled products are identified in Attachment A, and no other products or varieties are included in this recall.
Amy’s Kitchen has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have any of the products identified in the chart above are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at (707) 781-7535 [Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific)].
ATTACHMENT A: LIST OF AMY’S KITCHEN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO RECALL NOTICE DATED MARCH 22, 2015
Product Name Amy’s Item # Consumer Unit UPC Lot Codes Retail Unit Size Package Type Country of Distribution Dates Made
Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000032 0-42272-00032-6 30-A215 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Jan-21-2015
Vegetable Lasagna, CAN, 12pk 000032F 0-42272-90032-9 30-A215 269g Box Canada Jan-21-2015
Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000033 0-42272-00033-3 30-B135 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Feb-13-2015
Garden Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000041 0-42272-00041-8 30-B025 10.3 oz. (291g) Box USA Feb-02-2015
Tofu Scramble, 12pk 000054 0-42272-00054-8 10-A305 9.0 oz. (255g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 12pk 000085 0-42272-00085-2 10-A305 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Spinach Pizza, 8 pk 000102 0-42272-00102-6 30-A285 14.0 oz. (397g) Box USA Jan-28-2015
Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, 12 pk 000161 0-42272-00161-3 30-A205 10.0 oz. (283g) Box USA Jan-20-2015
Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, 12 pk 000178 0-42272-00178-1 30-C055 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Mar-05-2015
Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pk,
6/57, CLUB 000201 0-42272-00201-6 30-A205 57 oz (6/9.5 oz.) Box USA Jan-20-2015
Vegetable Lasagna LIS, 12 pk 000240 0-42272-00240-5 30-C145 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Mar-14-2015
Brown Rice & Vegetables
Bowl LIS, 12 pk 000243 0-42272-00243-6 30-A195 10.0 oz. (283g) Box USA Jan-19-2015
Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap, 12 pk 000807 0-42272-00807-0 30-A265 5.5 oz. (156g) Box USA Jan-26-2015
Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap CAN, 12 pk 000807F 0-42272-90807-3 30-B025 156g Box Canada Feb-02-2015
Gluten Free Dairy Free Veg
Lasagna, 12 pk 000814 0-42272-00814-8 30-B045 9.0 oz. (255g) Box USA Feb-04-2015
Gluten Free Dairy Free
Veg Lasagna, CAN, 12 pk 000814F 0-42272-90814-1 30-B045 255g Box Canada Feb-04-2015
Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk 000933 0-42272-00032-6 30-A305 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 8pk 000940 0-42272-00085-2 10-A305 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Family Size Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk 000965 0-42272-00965-7 30-C045 28.0 oz. (794g) Box USA Mar-04-2015
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm439397.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.