Fresh Spinach Recalled by Horton Fruit Company Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Listeria can cause a serious—even fatal—infection

Fresh Spinach Recalled by Horton Fruit Company Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
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May 15, 2017

The Horton Fruit Company is recalling select bags and containers of fresh spinach that may be contaminated with listeria.

The products were distributed through retail stores and wholesale and foodservice distributors in North Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

The products affected by the recall include the following:

  • 10-ounce bags of PEAK Fresh Curly Leaf Spinach, Best If Used By 05/11/17, UPC 0-78951-50002-3
  • 10-ounce bags of HARRIS TEETER FARMER'S MARKET Ready-to-Eat Leaf Spinach, Best If Used By 05/11/17, UPC 0-72036-88023-9
  • 2.5-pound bags of PEAK Fresh Spinach with orange sticker dated "05/13/17" and case label pack date of "05/01/17"

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause serious—sometimes fatal—infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weak immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms, including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Anyone who bought any of these products should return it to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.

For more information, consumers can reach Horton at (502) 969-1371.