Enchiladas recalled over Listeria contamination


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FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Amy’s Kitchen Inc. of Petaluma, CA is recalling Amy’s Kitchen Enchilada Verde Whole Meal because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

According to the details posted online by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), the recall was initiated on March 21, 2024, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Recalled product:

  • Amy’s Kitchen Enchilada Verde Whole Meal 10 oz. 12 pk Item # 000085
  • Product Quantity: 8,563 cases
  • Lot # 60D2522, Lot # 60H2222, Lot # 60J2622
  • Best Before: 04/2024, 8/2024, 10/2024

Consumers should not use this product. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to their place of purchase.

“The Petaluma-based company established 35 years ago has found itself embedded in a labor dispute over workplace health and safety issues.” 

About Listeria infections

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Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause severe and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications.

Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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