Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer Relations:
1-866-672-0626

 

RECALL UPDATE:

Voluntary Recall Update: March 25, 2015

Amy’s Kitchen is a family-owned company that has always deeply cared about our customers. This is why we wasted no time in contacting the FDA and proceeding with a voluntary recall after receiving a recall notice from one of our organic spinach suppliers . We understand that consumers are rightfully asking how this happened and what we have done in response. Here is what happened:

One of Amy's many food safety practices is to require all of our suppliers to test their products and send Certificates of Analysis to us confirming the safety of the ingredients. Consistent with this practice, one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers, Coastal Green Vegetable Company, supplied organic spinach with written confirmations that the spinach was tested and safe to use. After receiving these confirmations, we began using the spinach in our products. Coastal then issued a recall of the spinach, and advised us that the spinach in fact tested positive for Listeria -- meaning that the earlier written confirmations provided with the spinach were wrong. We have also been advised that the responsible person at Coastal no longer works there.

In response to Coastal’s recall notice, we have taken the following steps:

  1. Amy’s immediately contacted FDA and worked with FDA to voluntarily recall the impacted products,
  2. Amy’s placed a hold on all spinach received from Coastal,
  3. Amy’s has suspended all future orders of spinach from Coastal pending further investigation and a re-qualification of Coastal as an organic spinach supplier, and
  4. Amy’s has been actively trying to answer all questions from consumers and set up a call center specifically in response to the recall.

We have received a lot of questions from consumers about whether heating the product will kill any Listeria, about medical questions concerning symptoms from Listeria and about the scope of the recall. We do not want to cause confusion relating to the recall, and have advised consumers to review the recall notice, to destroy or return any recalled products, and to consult with their physician regarding any medical questions. We have also received an outpouring of support from our fans, and cannot tell you how much that means to the company.

FIND YOUR LOT CODE:

You will find the lot code above the tear-away pull tab on the left side of the package. The lot code is the first six characters of a seven character code printed next to the best before date. The only exception in the list below is the Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pk on which the lot code can be found on the tray over-wrap.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer Relations:
1-866-672-0626

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2015 – Petaluma, California – Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

Amy’s Kitchen is not aware of any illness complaints to date related to the recalled products identified in Attachment A. Out of an abundance of caution, however, Amy’s Kitchen is recalling these products based on the recall notice we received from our supplier.

The recalled products were distributed to stores nationwide in the United States and in Canada.

The recalled products are identified in Attachment A, and no other products or varieties are included in this recall.

Amy’s Kitchen has notified its distributors and retailers and is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have any of the products identified in the chart above are urged to dispose them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers may also call Amy’s at 1-866-672-0626 [Monday through Friday between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific)].

ATTACHMENT A: LIST OF AMY’S KITCHEN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO RECALL NOTICE DATED MARCH 22, 2015

Product Name Amy’s Item # Consumer Unit UPC Lot Codes Retail Unit Size Package Type Country of Distribution Dates Made
Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000032 0-42272-00032-6 30-A215 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Jan-21-2015
30-A305 Jan-30-2015
30-B115 Feb-11-2015
30-C045 Mar-04-2015
Vegetable Lasagna, CAN, 12pk 000032F 0-42272-90032-9 30-A215 269g Box Canada Jan-21-2015
Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000033 0-42272-00033-3 30-B135 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Feb-13-2015
Garden Vegetable Lasagna, 12pk 000041 0-42272-00041-8 30-B025 10.3 oz. (291g) Box USA Feb-02-2015
30-C095
Tofu Scramble, 12pk 000054 0-42272-00054-8 10-A305 9.0 oz. (255g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 12pk 000085 0-42272-00085-2 10-A305 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Spinach Pizza, 8 pk 000102 0-42272-00102-6 30-A285 14.0 oz. (397g) Box USA Jan-28-2015
30-B105 Feb-10-2015
Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl, 12 pk 000161 0-42272-00161-3 30-A205 10.0 oz. (283g) Box USA Jan-20-2015
Stuffed Pasta Shells Bowl, 12 pk 000178 0-42272-00178-1 30-C055 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Mar-05-2015
Vegetable Lasagna Multi Pk,
6/57, CLUB
000201 0-42272-00201-6 30-A205 57 oz (6/9.5 oz.) Box USA Jan-20-2015
Vegetable Lasagna LIS, 12 pk 000240 0-42272-00240-5 30-C145 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Mar-14-2015
Brown Rice & Vegetables
Bowl LIS, 12 pk
000243 0-42272-00243-6 30-A195 10.0 oz. (283g) Box USA Jan-19-2015
30-C035 Mar-03-2015
Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap, 12 pk
000807 0-42272-00807-0 30-A265 5.5 oz. (156g) Box USA Jan-26-2015
30-B025 Feb-02-2015
Gluten Free Tofu Scramble
Breakfast Wrap CAN, 12 pk
000807F 0-42272-90807-3 30-B025 156g Box Canada Feb-02-2015
Gluten Free Dairy Free Veg
Lasagna, 12 pk
000814 0-42272-00814-8 30-B045 9.0 oz. (255g) Box USA Feb-04-2015
Gluten Free Dairy Free
Veg Lasagna, CAN, 12 pk
000814F 0-42272-90814-1 30-B045 255g Box Canada Feb-04-2015
Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk 000933 0-42272-00032-6 30-A305 9.5 oz. (269g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 8pk 000940 0-42272-00085-2 10-A305 10.0 oz. (284g) Box USA Jan-30-2015
Family Size Vegetable Lasagna, 8 pk 000965 0-42272-00965-7 30-C045 28.0 oz. (794g) Box USA Mar-04-2015