Possible Enterohemorraghic E. Coli (EHEC) contamination of baby spinach caused a recall of spinach sold by Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. This is a strain of E Coli that can cause severe infection with associated abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The spinach is sold in 5 oz. and 16 oz.trays under the following names:
- Central Market Organics
- Full Circle Organics
- Marketside Organics
- Simple Truth Organics
- Taylor Farms Organic
The spinach has a “best by” date of February 24, according to the article in the Huffington Post by Hunter Stuart. This is a helpful reminder that just because produce is labelled “Organic” doesn’t mean we don’t have to thoroughly wash it before consuming it.
My family and I do buy organic whenever possible and we will continue to do so, with proper precautions, as with all produce.