Spinach recalled over salmonella

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Spinach recalled over salmonella

Most never reached store shelves.
Spinach recalled over salmonella

Associated Press
August 30, 2007


WASHINGTON - A California company recalled bagged fresh spinach Wednesday after it tested positive for salmonella.

There were no immediate reports of illness linked to the tainted spinach, distributed by Metz Fresh LLC of King City, Calif. The recall comes nearly a year after an outbreak of E. coli in fresh spinach killed three people and sickened 200.

The spinach recalled Wednesday was distributed in the 48 states and Canada and sold in retail and food service packs.

Only a single sample tested positive for salmonella.

The recall covers bags and cartons with tracking codes 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.

Consumers with questions can contact Metz Fresh at 831-386-1018.
 
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FDA Info about the recall...

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/metz08_07.html

Metz Fresh Announces Voluntary Recall of Spinach

Contact:
Metz Fresh
831-386-1018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Salinas, CA -- August 28, 2007 -- Metz Fresh, LLC is voluntarily recalling bagged spinach as a result of a positive test for Salmonella found during routine company testing.

The spinach is distributed under the label Metz Fresh, in both retail and food service packages. These include 10 and 16 oz bags as well as 4-2.5 lb. and 4 lb. cartons. The only Metz Fresh product affected is spinach that bears the tracking codes 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314. It was distributed in the continental United States and Canada.

There have been no reports of illness or problems related to this spinach.

Salmonella is a common food borne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician.

Consumers are advised to discard this product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact 831-386-1018.

"Nothing is more important to Metz Fresh than the safety of our consumers, period," said Andrew Cumming, President of Metz Fresh. "As soon as we learned of the presumptive positive test, we directed all customers to hold all boxes of the spinach affected as a precaution. Now, with this positive test confirmation, there is no question that we would recall and destroy all spinach bearing these three codes."

The positive test came during independent lab testing Metz Fresh conducts on all of its products. Through its labeling and numbering system, Metz Fresh has already tracked, located and put 'holds' on the vast majority of the cartons of spinach affected. That spinach will not be released into the marketplace.

While the positive test came from only one sample of many on three packing lines, Metz Fresh has, as a precaution, chosen to recall all of the spinach from the ‘field lot’ packed that day on all three lines.

Metz Fresh is keeping appropriate authorities updated on the status of the voluntary recall.
 

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I betcha it was Messican workers taking a shit in the fields!
 

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I think Bluto is doing this so Popeye won't kick the shit out of him anymore. Olive is hot
 
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It's spinach people. It takes like crap. If the few people who actually ate this shit would just stop, they'd stop growing it. Problem solved. But nooooo.... This select minority of idiots that get off on eating leafy green sewage, sorry but that's what is tastes like, and farmers still have to grow the stuff. I say, let the morons get sick.
 

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I actualy got to the bottom of the last scare... I figured Mexicans shitting n pissing on the stuff... but! Alas!


Turns out those farms have roaming livestock... cows n shit were pissing n shitting on the vegatation.


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I actually love spinach. It's fantastic. Maybe we should just import some from China. They big spinach farmers over there?
 

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I actually love spinach. It's fantastic. Maybe we should just import some from China. They big spinach farmers over there?
Me too! I put spinach on EVERYTHING! It's so good for you! :action-sm
 

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It's spinach people. It takes like crap. If the few people who actually ate this shit would just stop, they'd stop growing it. Problem solved. But nooooo.... This select minority of idiots that get off on eating leafy green sewage, sorry but that's what is tastes like, and farmers still have to grow the stuff. I say, let the morons get sick.
I love spinach, so you can go shit your hat. :action-sm





Just make sure it's not near any spinach!
 
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