Recall: Peak, Harris Teeter Farmer's Market Spinach
On 2017-05-12, the FDA announced that The Horton Fruit is conducting a recall on Spinach due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Peak and Harris Teeter Farmer's Market during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 73 food recalls due to potential contamination, including frozen multi-grain alaskan cod, poultry products and more. Additionally, there have been 60 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 19 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: The Horton Fruit
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia
Product Description: Spinach
Brand Name(s): Peak, Harris Teeter Farmer's Market
Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes
Official Recall Date: 2017-05-12
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 05/12/2017, it was not published by the FDA until 05/15/2017.
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
The Horton Fruit Co., Inc. ("Horton") of Louisville, KY is voluntarily recalling select bags and containers of fresh spinach because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company was alerted to the potential of contamination by their supplier partners, and conducting a subsequent internal investigation. 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. Read More.
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