organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of 10-ounce organicgirl Baby Spinach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
The involved organicgirl Baby Spinach bears an expired Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code 11A061167 and has been recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella. The recall includes 336 cases of the 10-ounce package size of organicgirl Baby Spinach with the Use-by Date of May 22 sold in six states: Alabama, North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, Arizona, and California. No other organicgirl Baby Spinach products or other salads are included in the recall.
organicgirl Baby Spinach was confirmed positive for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by a third-party laboratory for the FDA. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall, to date.
Salmonella is an organism that may cause fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and possibly bloody diarrhea in healthy individuals and serious and sometimes fatal infections in individuals with weakened or compromised immune systems, such as young children and the elderly. Consumers who may experience these symptoms should consult a doctor.
The precautionary recall action is being conducted to reach retailers as well as consumers, although the agency said that it is unlikely that any of the expired baby spinach products remain in commerce or on grocery store shelves. The recall notification alerts consumers who may still have a potentially affected package of the product at home to immediately discard it.
organicgirl Produce is coordinating closely with state and federal regulators and is also conducting a thorough internal investigation. organicgirl Produce immediately conducted a traceability analysis and an appraisal of its food safety documentation, which were all in compliance. Additionally, organicgirl raw product testing records for the relevant time period did not show the presence of any pathogens.
Consumers in the six involved states are being asked to check their refrigerators for the 10-ounce package size of organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code of 11A061167. Consumers should not consume the potentially affected product, but rather, should discard it. Consumers with questions may call the organicgirl Produce consumer hotline, toll-free, at 831-758-7810, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Retailers are being asked to check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the potentially affected product is present or available for purchase by consumers. organicgirl Produce customer service representatives have already contacted retailers in the six states affected.