Fresh and Easy Chain Issues Spinach Recall

El Segundo chain recalls bags of spinach - again.

Sunday, Oct 23, 2011  |  Updated 8:17 AM PDT
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Fresh and Easy Chain Issues Spinach Recall

For the second time in recent months, Fresh & Easy has issued a recall of its bagged spinach.

For the second time in less than three months, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market chain has issued a recall on spinach.

Timeline: Four Months of Food Recalls

Bags of washed spinach sold under the f&e brand are being recalled for possible contamination with the listeria bacteria, the El Segundo company said in a press release posted on its website.

“One bag of this product with the Oct 16 Enjoy by date was confirmed to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes,” the company said. “No illnesses have been associated with this product.”

The recalled products are already expired. They have an "enjoy by'' date of October 16, but the company believes some people may still have the bags on hand. They were sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores in California, Nevada and Arizona.

Customers should throw away the spinach in the bags, and return the empty bags or their receipts for a full refund, the company said.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people or others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

For more information, consumers can call 800-648-8622. Fresh & Easy’s U.S. operations are based in El Segundo.

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