Fresh Express Announces Recall of Limited Spinach Products Due to Possible Health Risk - 12/18/23

Company Announcement Date:

December 15, 2023

FDA Publish Date:

December 15, 2023

Product Type:

Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement:

Listeria monocytogenes

Company Name:

Fresh Express

Brand Name:

Fresh Express & Publix

Product Description:


Company Announcement

Fresh Express has issued a voluntary recall of a Fresh Express Spinach, 8 oz. size, with product code G332 and use-by date of December 15 and Publix Spinach, 9 oz size, with product code G332 and a now expired use-by date of December 14 due to a potential health risk from Listeria monocytogenesListeria monocytogenes 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. Consumers with these symptoms of listeriosis should consult their health care provider.

The two recalled spinach items were distributed to retailers in seven states including AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN and VA.

Fresh Express Limited Product Recall December 15, 2023

Name of Product Ounces UPC Bag Code Use-By Date Distribution States
Fresh Express Spinach 8 oz. 0 71279 13204 4 G332 Dec 15, 2023 AL, FL, GA, NC, VA
Publix Spinach 9 oz. 0 41415 00886 1 G332 Dec 14, 2023 AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, VA

Product codes are located on the front of the packages below the use-by dates. Photos are provided for ease of identifying the products.

To date no illnesses are reported in connection with the recall and no other Fresh Express products are being recalled.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a single randomly selected package of spinach. Fresh Express immediately notified affected retailers and instructed them to remove the recalled items from store shelves and all inventories.

In the event consumers have the recalled products in their refrigerators, they should be discarded and not consumed. To obtain a refund or for more information, consumers may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Refunds are also available where purchased.

_______________________________________________________________________________* We believe that the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office. If we identify that your organization was sent any of this recalled product we will contact you in a separate email with more specific information.* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves._______________________________________________________________________________About Feeding America Recall NoticesThe Feeding America national office issues notifications of all national Class I and II recalls–those involving a health hazard situation in which there is reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death–and other recalls that may affect the safety of food supplied to network members.The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.Feeding America National OfficeFeeding America161 N Clark, Suite 700Chicago, IL 60601