Friday, July 9, 2010

4,200 Bags of Spinach with E. coli to be recalled

E. coli can cause a person to suffer from dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and even kidney failure.

In order to prevent this situation from happening, Ready Pac Foods Inc. will recall around 4,200 bags of spinach salad that contain this deadly germ.

This step was taken after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators became aware of its presence during a random sample test. Around 702 cases of salad mix, each containing six bags, will be included in the product recall.

A spokesman for the Irwindale-based company said there are no reports involving people who became ill due to the Spinach Temptation line of six-ounce bagged salads that were contaminated by E. coli.

Reports said the recall will affect products sold in Washington, Arizona, and California that have a product code I1707B, IR127121 and a July 4 use-by date. In addition, it will also affect products that have a code I2007B, IR130373 and a July 8 use-by date.