Whole Foods grocery chain on Wednesday announced the voluntary recall of numerous prepared foods containing baby spinach due to possible contamination by Salmonella.
Whole-grain foods In one notice, potentially contaminated products were sold in eight states and contain spinach and mesclun from Satur Farms, a supplier from Cutchogue, New York that started the recall. Whole Foods is owned by Amazon, whose founder Jeffrey P. Bezos is owner of The Washington Post.
"The affected products, which include salads, pizzas, sandwiches and wrappings, were sold in stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island," the Drug Administration said on Thursday. Food from the United States. A full list of affected products, which have a Whole Foods Market scale label, is available online.
The FDA also recommended that consumers in these states dispose of products from Whole Foods salad bars and hot bars that are sold until Wednesday. Customers who purchased these items are eligible for a refund if they have a receipt, the FDA said.
On Friday, President Trump announced an agreement to temporarily reopen the government after a partial 35-day shutdown, putting 800,000 federal employees back on the job. This includes hundreds of food inspectors who have been suspended, and others who have been working without pay.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that salmonella causes 1.2 million diseases and 450 deaths each year in the United States.
Symptoms usually begin one to three days after exposure, and the illness can last up to seven days.
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