Spinach E Coli Outbreak Forces Stores To Pull Product

 

Spinach_ecoliThe FDA put out a warning to the nation warning that fresh spinach may be infected with E-coli and 1 person has died and 100’s of others are sick in this outbreak. The report has caused stores to pull their inventory nationwide. Cases of the e coli poisoning from fresh spinach include Wisconsin, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, The reports from school lunchrooms of wild celebrations have not been confirmed.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to eat fresh spinach and Natural Selection Foods LLC recalled its packaged spinach throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The move came as a precaution after federal health officials said some of those hospitalized reported eating brands of prepackaged spinach distributed by the company. The officials stressed that the bacteria had not been isolated in products sold by the holding company, based in San Juan Bautista, Calif., and known for Earthbound Farm and other brands. As the investigation continues, other brands may be implicated, officials said. via  Yahoo! News

 

UPDATE: Second Company Is Implicated in Outbreak Linked to Spinach

A second company in California has been implicated in the E. coli outbreak linked to spinach, the Food and Drug Administration said late Sunday, and the number of identified victims is still rising.

The newly identified company, River Ranch Fresh Foods, obtained salad that included spinach from the first company implicated, Natural Selection Foods of San Juan Bautista, Calif. The spinach that passed through River Ranch was sold under the brand names Farmers Market, Hy-Vee, and Fresh and Easy.

The investigation is proceeding in what amounts to a rearview mirror, with state and local health officials receiving reports of illness, asking people what they ate and searching for the source. To identify the new company, officials examined Natural Selection’s records and found it had supplied River Ranch. (NY Times)

Posted September 17, 2006 by
Bizarre | 10 comments


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    10 Responses to “Spinach E Coli Outbreak Forces Stores To Pull Product”

    1. Kat_Gram on September 17th, 2006 2:35 pm

      I NEVER LIKED THAT STUFF ANYWAY. GREEN AND ICKY.
      GROSS ……………

    2. KELMAL on September 17th, 2006 3:09 pm

      Kat, I agree. It seems like we have the same taste !!! Luv Ya Kel

    3. Kat_Gram on September 17th, 2006 3:45 pm

      I LOVE YOU KEL, MORE THAN SPINACH ….LOL
      THAT STUFF IS GROSS/// AND THEY TRY TO SNEAK IT INTO DIPS AND OTHER THINGS. why DOES SPINACH EXIST ANYWAY ?????
      Evolution gone bad probably ..

    4. Carpe Noctem on September 17th, 2006 4:29 pm

      Popeye thinks it is ALL THAT & a
      bag of spinach chips.

      Hmmm… Spinach, or the lethal galloping TROT-SKIS

      … I pass, catch me next week maybe.

      -J4N-

    5. KELMAL on September 17th, 2006 4:49 pm

      Kat, Good qustion!! For once in my life I don’t have an answer !!! LOL !!!!!

    6. Michelle on September 17th, 2006 5:49 pm

      I think these periodic outbreaks show how vulnerable our food supply is…..

    7. Maggie on September 17th, 2006 10:45 pm

      I love spinach, my kids love it also. My son has 2 bearded dragons, he got when they were babies, they are grown now. They get too fat on their meat diet at times, so he feeds them leaf spinach and they love it.

    8. Scared Monkeys on September 18th, 2006 7:57 am

      The head scratching question is … pull all spinach? Its not like it was all grown and processed in the same location.

      Most products when they are pulled for whatever reason have a date stamp or serial # stamp. Bizarre that all spinach would be pulled.
      R

    9. Miss-Underestimated on September 18th, 2006 4:10 pm

      I need one spinach salad, quick, preferably from California. LOL

    10. Katablog.com on September 18th, 2006 11:18 pm

      We also eat a lot of fresh spinich in salads. It’s too bad but this will hurt all the fresh produce, especially those in packages. Since it’s just the two of us, we often purchased the packaged lettace and spinich. It all went into the dumpster this week.

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