A recall of organic baby spinach is underway after a finished package of spinach was found to have salmonella contamination, reports CNN Health.
The recall was posted on the FDA’s website on Tuesday, May 29th.
The finished package spinach sample was taken from a shipping center in Texas through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s agreement with individual states to conduct random and regular tests on vegetables and fruits.
The spinach samples were sent to the Ohio Department of Agriculture laboratory, and while they tested positive for salmonella, a characterization of what kind of salmonella it is has yet to be announced.
The contaminated spinach came from Taylor Farms in Salinas, California, which began the recall as a cautionary measure even though no illnesses have be connected to their product. Their organic baby spinach is sold under the brand names Marketside and Private Selections.
For the specifications on the exact products recalled, click here.
The FDA gives the following Salmonella warning on their website:
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.
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