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article imageSpinach Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

By Bob Ewing     Aug 30, 2007 in Health
In a reminder of 2006 events, a recall has been issued for fresh spinach. Metz Fresh Food has recalled 10 and 16 oz bags as well as four pound cartons. No illnesses have yet been reported.
Metz Fresh produce company has ordered a recall of fresh spinach that was sold in the United States and Canada. The spinach is contaminated with salmonella.
The recall involves over 8,000 cases of spinach but only 10 per cent of those cases have actually been released into the marketplace.
The recall applies to 10- and 16-ounce (283- and 453-gram) bags and four-pound (1.81 kg) cartons with the tracking codes 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.
Salmonella can cause serious and even deadly infections in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, salmonella bacteria can cause high fevers, severe headaches, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
To date, no associated illnesses have been reported.
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