Ready Pac Foods Spinach Salad Recall: E. Coli Contamination
The possibility of E. coli contamination has led Ready Pac Foods to recall about 4,200 bags of Spinach Temptations baby spinach salads.
The spinach salad recall was announced on Wednesday by FDA after inspectors detected E. coli O157:H7 in a bag taken from a store shelf. The salad mix bags were sold in 702 cases of six bags each in Arizona, California and Washington states. There have been no illnesses or reports of E. coli food poisoning connected to contaminated bags of spinach salad mix.
E. coli O157:H7 is one of the more common causes of food poisoning in the United States. When left untreated, it can lead to dehydration and potentially life-threatening illness. While most healthy adults recover from food poisoning caused by E. coli within a few weeks, young children and the elderly could be at risk for more severe illness. If the toxin enters the blood stream, E. coli could also lead to kidney failure known as Hemolytic-Urenia Syndrome (HUS).
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The recall affects 4,212 bags of Ready Pac Baby Spinach, Spinach Temptations 6 oz bagged salads with a UPC Code of 77745 20676. The bags have use-by dates of July 4 and July 8, and the product codes 11707B IR127121 and 12007B IR130373. The Use-by Dates are located in the upper left hand corner of the package with the product codes underneath.
Despite the expired Use-by Dates, the FDA says it is still concerned that some of the bagged salads may still be on store shelves or uneaten in home refrigerators. The FDA urges consumers to check their refrigerators for the recalled spinach salads. They should record the date and product code, dispose of the product and contact Ready Pac for a full refund at 1(800) 800-7822.
StephanieJuly 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm
would like to know which stores carry this brand - have been attacked by something after eating spinach salad, baby spinach purchased at Stop N Shop in New Jersey 7/17/2010
TonyJuly 19, 2010 at 4:53 am
My fiance has been infected with damn E Coli. and has been in the hospital for 4 days. Not to mention she is 6 months pregnant with my child. This is ridiculous and something needs to be done!
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