Salmonella Scares Cause Organic Baby Spinach Recall
Concerns over possible salmonella contamination have caused a Salinas, California-based firm to recall packages of certified organic baby spinach, according to a news release from the Food and Drug Administration.
Selected samples of the product tested positive for the bacteria, prompting Taylor Farms to initiate the recall of Private Selection and Marketside brands’ products. The recalled products include both five and ten-ounce clamshell packages of organic baby spinach, which were sold across the country. Packages affected by the recall have the UPC number 0-11110-91128-5 and 6-8113132900-2, and have a best-by date of May 25, 2012.
There have been no reported illnesses to date, but customers are urged to seek a health care provider if they have concerns about illnesses or experience diarrhea, fever or abdominal cramps.
The exact number of packages recalled is unclear, according to a representative for Taylor Farms.