Fresh Baby Spinach and Various Fruits Are Latest Items Subject to Food Recall

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If it seems like there’s been a different food recall announced every week, you’re right – the last 16 months have represented one of the worst in the nation’s history for the number of contaminated foods putting consumers at risk.

Though we have gotten past the last few weeks’ concerns over the government shutdown allowing foods to slip into stores without having been inspected, the return of inspectors has not stopped the overall trouble. This week there has been a recall of both baby spinach and of plums, peaches and nectarines.

The baby spinach recall stems from produce coming from Satur Farms, a producer in the state of New York that provides to the popular Whole Foods grocery chain.

The spinach is suspected of being contaminated with Salmonella, and is contained within several different products that Whole Foods sells in eight states, including Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.

The products that contain the baby spinach include the chain’s salad bars and hot bars, as well as pre-made sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizzas. Any product purchased from Whole Foods through January 23rd should be thrown away immediately. So far, no illnesses have been reported.

Second Food Recall of the Week Affects Fresh Fruit

In addition to the food recall on baby spinach, there has been a separate food recall involving peaches, plums and nectarines which may be contaminated with listeria, sold at six different food chains. The fruit all came from a distributer called Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., which sold the product to Aldi, Costco, Walmart, Fairway, Market Basket, and Hannaford across 18 states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. Consumers are asked to return the produce to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.

Author: Terri Oppenheimer

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