Spinach tests positive for listeria, recalled in N.C., Virginia, Maryland

I made creamed spinach to accompany some beef, corn, potatoes and grilled vegetables for dinner tonight.

It was work for not a lot of punch; but at least the cooking took care of any listeria that may have been present.

Lancaster Foods LLC, of Jessup, Maryland, recalled 10-ounce packages of Krisp-Pak Ready to Eat Hydro-Cooled Fresh Spinach today after tests by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in product samples.

The packages have the code: “Best Enjoyed By: 23 Jun 10, Product of USA, 10/158/09:17/1/05.”

State inspectors collected the product from a Farm Fresh store in Elizabeth City.

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported.