Frozen spinach recalled in nine states after testing found listeria in some packages

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Two lots of Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach have been recalled from stores in nine states after routine testing found listeria in some 12-ounce bags.

Manufacturer Frozen Food Development and the FDA announced the recall Wednesday.

The recalled lots, Nos. R17742 and R17963 with an expiration date of 09/10/23, went to Lidl stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

12-ounce bags of Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach
12-ounce bags of Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach
The back of the Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach with the lot numbers and expiration dates.
The back of the Lidl Frozen Chopped Spinach with the lot numbers and expiration dates.

If you have the recalled spinach, return it to the Lidl store of purchase for a refund. If you have questions, call Lidl at 844-747-5435, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time.

Listeria kills about 260 of the 1,600 Americans infected each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Senior citizens, pregnant women and children under 5 are the most vulnerable to listeria’s worse effects. Listeria can cause stillbirths and miscarriage. Listeria symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, high fever, severe headaches, stomachaches, stiffness, confusion and poor balance.

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