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Whole Foods recalls all spinach products and salad bar items in 8 states over salmonella fears

Whole Foods recalls all spinach products and salad bar items in 8 states over salmonella fears at a New York farm

  • The recall affects pizza, salads, sandwiches, wraps and anything containing spinach at the serve-yourself salad or hot bar prior to January 23 
  • A New York farm which provides spinach and Mesclun to the store had a contamination scare
  • The states affected are: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island 

Whole Foods has recalled various items in eight states over fears they contain salmonella.

It comes after reports that baby spinach and Mesclun leaves, used in a variety of the store’s products, were possibly contaminated at New York’s Satur Farms.

The recall affects pizza, salads, sandwiches, wraps and anything containing spinach at the serve-yourself salad or hot bar prior to January 23.

Today, the FDA shared a picture of a receipt for a bistro pasta salad containing spinach, as an example of what customers should be looking out for.

The Whole Foods recall affects pizza, salads, sandwiches, wraps and anything containing spinach at the serve-yourself salad or hot bar prior to January 23, the store revealed

Executives say they have not received any reports of sickness, but urge concerned customers to throw out food that fits this description.

The states affected are: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. 

Salmonella infections occur after eating raw meat and eggs or foods that are contaminated with the bacteria.

Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain that generally last between four and seven days.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella is the cause for 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the US annually.

Most people can recover without treatment, although there are cases where antibiotics or IV fluids are needed. 

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