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Horton Fruit Company Recalls Spinach Over Listeria Contamination

The products were distributed in West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Illinois

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No illnesses related to the recalled products have been reported yet.

A Louisville, Kentucky-based food company, Horton Fruit, has recalled three of its bagged spinach products over Listeria concerns.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the products affected in the recall include: 10-ounce bags of PEAK brand Fresh Curly Leaf spinach with “Best If Used By 05/11/17” and UPC code “0-78951-50002-3”; two-and-a-half-pound bags of PEAK brand fresh spinach with orange stickers dated “05/13/17” and case label pack date of “05/01/17”; and 10-ounce bags of HARRIS TEETER FARMER’S MARKET brand Ready-To-Eat Leaf spinach with “Best If Used By 05/11/17” and UPC code “0-72036-88023-9.”

The Listeria contamination was discovered through an internal investigation by the company and a partner-supplier.

“We are treating this incident very seriously because we want to ensure that our customers are provided with only the safest, most wholesome, and high-quality products available,” Michael Wise, president of Horton Fruit, said in a statement.


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