Folks in Michigan, hold onto your wobbly grocery carts because we've got a recall on our hands. If your weekend or holiday plans include serving a salad, check your ingredients now, or you could run the risk of causing yourself, your family, and your guests severe...stomach issues. Solata Foods LLC, hailing from Newburgh, New York, has issued a recall that affects 40 different products that could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytgenes, the sinister bacteria that can cause serious, even fatal infections in vulnerable groups. In short, check your spinach.

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The story unfolds with New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspectors doing a routine check, only to uncover the lurking threat in a 9-ounce package of Bogopa "Fresh Spinach." The discovery led to the immediate suspension of production, but the risk remains for those who already have the product in Michigan.

Michigan Grocery Recall: The Spinach in Question

Recall Alert: Listeria Lurking in Your Michigan Fridge or Freezer?

This isn't just a bad batch of spinach; it's a potential health hazard lurking in your fridge or freezer. The spinach was distributed in various sizes under several brand names. Check your packages for lot numbers #40606 and #11006, with expiration dates of 6/20/24 and 6/24/24. If you spot these, your spinach might be part of the dangerous recall. Affected brands include Solata, Gaia, Uncle Vinny's, Full Circle, Bogopa, Farmer Direct, and more.

While healthy individuals might just face fever, headache, nausea, and diarrhea after eating listeria-contaminated foods, the stakes are higher for pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and severe infections. This is not a risk to take lightly.

Recall Alert: Listeria Lurking in Your Michigan Fridge or Freezer?

So, before you pull that spinach out of the freezer or fridge for your 4th of July festivities, check the lot number and save yourself and your guests a potentially miserable experience.

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If you find spinach with lurking listeria in your fridge (more likely freezer at this point), you are urged to return it to the store for a full refund. Questions? Call 845-393-0089.

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