The US Food and Drug Administration recently went public with the news that Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. was to recall several of its Organic Baby Spinach products.Apparently, the main drive behind the decision to pull these products off supermarket shelves across the US was the fact that, according to several investigations, these products might have been contaminated with Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli at some point prior to their being made available to the general public.
“As a precautionary measure, Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. has initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of select Organic Baby Spinach products with the potential to be contaminated with Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC),” reads the official announcement made by Taylor Farms.
Specialists explain that those who become exposed to E. coli are bound to experience symptoms such as abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
Although fever and vomiting are also listed amongst the symptoms associated with the disease caused by EHEC, Food Safety News argues that they occur less often than the aforementioned health inconveniences.
Up until now, no cases of people affected by EHEC have been reported. Still, consumers are advised to stay clear of the organic baby spinach marketed under the following names: Simple Truth Organic, Marketside Organic, Taylor Farms, Central Market Organics, and Full Circle.
All of the products targeted by this recall have a best by date of February 24, and come in 16-ounce trays.
“There have been no reported illnesses linked to this voluntary market withdrawal. However, if you have consumed the product and experience any symptoms, seek medical attention immediately,” Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. wished to emphasize.
“No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding this recall. There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items,” they went on to add.
A more detailed list of the organic baby spinach now recalled by Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is made available to you here.