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California Growers Recall Salmonella-Tainted Spinach

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Metz Fresh LLC announced on Wednesday that it was voluntarily recalling fresh spinach from grocery stores after a sample tested positive for salmonella.

The first “presumptive” positive test for salmonella came back to Metz on Friday last week, which is when the company was able to disengage over 90% of the 8,000 cases of spinach in transit by placing “holds” on the company’s product. The company discovered a confirmed positive test on Tuesday.

The FDA is working to discover where remaining tainted spinach might have been directed in order to facilitate the recall. Salmonella is a very serious food-borne illness that can have life-threatening consequences in certain populations.

The Metz Fresh spinach under consideration was shipped in 10oz and 16oz. bags, as well as 4-2.5lb and 4lb cartons. The only product affected is product labeled with the tracking codes 12208114, 12208214, and 12208314.

For more information on this subject matter please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.