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Organic baby spinach recalled due to E. coli outbreak

Dietary Guidlines
Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 20:48:14-05

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday announced a recall of Josie’s Organics baby spinach.

The product was sold at stores nationwide and has a "Best By" date of October 23, 2021, the CDC says.

"Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home," the CDC said in a statement on its website. "Five people in this outbreak reported eating spinach in the week before they got sick and 1 reported Josie’s Organics brand.

The CDC says people have reported getting sick in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

So far, the spinach has been linked to 10 illnesses and two hospitalizations.

People who have Josie's Organics baby spinach are asked to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

  • Do not eat any contaminated spinach. Throw it away or return it to where you bought it.
  • Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the contaminated spinach using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe coli symptoms:
    • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
    • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
    • Signs of dehydration, such as:
      • Not peeing much
      • Dry mouth and throat
      • Feeling dizzy when standing up