Packaged baby spinach recalled because of threat of Salmonella

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Vegpro International is recalling Fresh Attitude brand baby spinach from the marketplace because of possible Salmonella contamination. 

Vegpro distributed the recalled baby spinach in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, according to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The recalled spinach has best-by dates through Dec. 5, so there is concern that consumers may have packages of the product in their homes. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, according to the recall notice.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Fresh Attitude Baby Spinach 312g 8 88048 00028 8 Best Before 2020 DE 04
Fresh Attitude Baby Spinach 142g 8 88048 00004 2 Best Before 2020 DE 04
Best Before 2020 DE 05

“This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products,” the notice states.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

As of the posting of the recall notice, there hadn’t been any reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled spinach and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Source: Food Safety News

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