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Feb. 13: Taylor Farms Retail issues voluntary recall of organic baby spinach due to potential contamination with E. coli

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 13, 2013

CONTACT:

Mark Salley

Communications Director

303-692-2013

Mark.salley@state.co.us

 

 

Taylor Farms Retail issues voluntary recall of organic baby spinach

due to potential contamination with E. coli

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas, Calif., of select brands of organic baby spinach potentially contaminated with E. coli. The specific brands affected by the recall are 5-ounce Marketside Organic, 5-ounce Simple Truth Organic and 16-ounce Taylor Farms Organic. 

Symptoms of the illness caused by E. coli include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that may in some cases progress to bloody diarrhea. Fever and vomiting also may occur. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider. The baby spinach was distributed to retail stores in 36 states, including Colorado, and may have been available for purchase at retail grocery stores statewide.

The recalled packages bear the following information:

Brand

Item Description

UPC Number

Best By

Marketside Organic

Organic-Baby Spinach 5-oz. tray

6-81131-32898-2

2/24/2013

Simple Truth Organic

Organic-Baby Spinach 5-oz. tray

0-11110-91128-5

2/24/2013

Taylor Farms Organic

Organic-Baby Spinach 16-oz. tray

0-30223-04780-3

2/24/2013

 

No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health regarding this recall. There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and should dispose of them. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 855-293-9811.

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