Spinach leaves are my go-to add-on's for salads, sandwiches, omelettes and also a perfect secret healthy ingredient inside the kids' quesadillas at dinner. Being that I likely eat and serve my family spinach on a daily basis, I felt it necessary to share with you the spinach recall from Taylor Farms, after an Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E. Coli) scare. We all want to provide the most healthy food and nourishment to our families, and this recall has affected a large portion of the United States.
The Taylor Farms recall was a voluntary recall, for 5 ounce and 16 ounce organic baby spinach leaf bags/containers/trays which had the potential to come in contact with E. Coli. E. Coli has been known to cause infections, fever, abdominal cramping, nausea and diarrhea, and in more severe cases, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.
If you are located in one of the 39 states below, you may want to think twice about the spinach in your veggie drawer in the fridge.
States Affected: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin.
The brands concerned to be affected are Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organic, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic and Taylor Farms Organic. All bags are marked with a "best if used by" date of February 24th. No reported illnesses have been reported at this time, however it is important for us to check any greens in our households and discard of them, as advised by the Taylor Farms company, who has been working with the FDA. Should you be concerned that you may have come into contact with the mentioned products, please contact your healthcare provider.