Skip to comments.California Company Recalls Bagged Spinach
Posted on 08/29/2007 5:30:54 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
08/29/2007 - A California produce 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 another pathogen, E. coli, in fresh spinach killed three people and sickened another 200. The recalled spinach was distributed throughout the 48 states and Canada and sold in both retail and food service packages. It covers 8,118 cases of spinach, although the company said more than 90% of that was on hold and would not be released.
While only a single sample from one of three packing lines tested positive for salmonella, the company said it moved to recall all the spinach packed that same day as a precaution.
The recall covers 10- and 16-ounce bags, as well as 4-pound cartons and cartons that contain four 2.5-pound bags, with the following tracking codes: 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.
Consumers with questions can contact Metz Fresh at 831-386-1018.
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I'd be more interested to know where it was grown, and how many of the illegal aliens picking took a dump in the field.
That’s a good question. King City is further south of Salinas where last year’s outbreak was located. My suspicion has been the contamination is occurring at the distributing company. It’s always the bagged spinach. I haven’t heard of loose spinach getting contaminated and it’s grown in the same place.
and yes, the place is swarming with illegals. It’s an isolated, agricultural area, at least it was last time I drove through there.
Illegals taking a dump in the field...this happened before with E. coli...
Look carefully ...
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