Whole Foods Baby Spinach Recall Issued Over Salmonella Poisoning Risk

Federal health officials have announced a multi-state recall for food products containing baby spinach that were sold at Whole Foods Markets, due to a risk that they may be contaminated with Salmonella

The FDA announced the Whole Foods Market baby spinach recall on January 24, including salads, pizzas, sandwiches and wraps sold at stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.

Although there have been no reports of food poisoning associated with the recall, salmonella infections may cause mild to severe health consequences. Among healthy individuals, illness may involve fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. However, young children, elderly individuals or those with a weakened immune systems may face more severe consequences, including fatal infections.

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The recalled products are marked with Whole Foods Market scale labels, and can be identified by the product code and sell by date. Customers who purchased items containing baby spinach from the salad bars or hot bars at impacted Whole Food Market locations up until January 23, should discard any remaining items. A complete list of product codes and sell by dates is available in the recall notice.

Customers who purchased recalled products are being asked to discard any remaining food items and to bring a valid receipt into the store of purchase for a full refund. Customers with additional questions or concerns regarding the recall may contact Whole Foods customer service at 1-844-936-8255.


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