Baby Spinach Recall: Ecoli threat prompts recall of Baby Spinach

07/09/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Irwindale, CA—Ready Pac Foods, Inc. has recalled 702 cases of Baby Spinach due to a possible threat of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (Ecoli O157.H7). Cases of the Baby Spinach variety of Spinach Temptations 6 oz. bagged salads with Use by Dates of July 4 with Product Code 11707B, IR127121 and July 8 with Product Code 12007B, IR130373 are involved in this recall, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recall only involved products with the specified Use-by Date or Product Code sold in California, Washington and Arizona. No other Ready Pac Foods products are involved in this recall.

At this time no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled product. The contamination threat was discovered through a random sample testing conducted by the FDA.

The FDA stated, “Ecoli 0157:H7 is an organism that may cause diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.”

Consumers are advised to check their refrigerator for the recalled Ready Pac Baby Spinach, Spinach Temptations 6 oz. bagged salads with the Use-by Dates of July 4 and July 8 with the specified Products Codes. The Use-by Dates can be located in the upper left hand corner of the package with the Product Codes directly underneath.

Consumers are being advised to dispose of the product and contact e Ready Pac Consumer Affairs representative, toll-free at (800) 8007822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to receive a full refund.

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