Warning: Popular Frozen Food Sold in New York Should Be Tossed
A popular food item that might be in your freezer has been recalled. Officials say the food is contaminated "which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections."
Frozen Food Development is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Lidl branded 12-ounce packages of Frozen Chopped Spinach, the FDA warns. The recalled item has been sold in New York stores as well as stores across eight other states.
The product is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.
"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 FDA states in its recall.
As of this writing, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem, according to the FDA.