Tainted Spinach

Posted: 9/29/2006 by Floyd in

Since early September one woman has died and about 187 people have became ill from eating spinach contaminated by a deadly strain of E-coli, Natural Selection Foods, LLC said yesterday it has been testing testing spinach for the E-coli bacteria in the field.
So far, E. coli has been isolated in nine bags of spinach supplied by victims. All have been Dole-brand conventional spinach, according to Kevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the California Department of Health Services. Link to; The Washington Post.
According to this article bags supplied by victims are linked to Dole-brand conventional spinach.

Update; The FDA has lifted the ban on almost all spinach, it now covers specific brands on specific dates. But state health officials told reporters Friday afternoon that the FDA's decision to tell consumers they could resume eating all but a very limited supply of spinach was unrelated to the industry blueprint submitted earlier in the day. Link to; CBS News.


  1. thank goodness i get updates from snopes.com..they sent me an update that said the spinach was apt to not be cleaned well enough and either dont buy it or rinse again and again as there were people that were getting sick from it..and that was a month before all the deaths and illness's...good ole snopes.

  1. Floyd says:

    I heard that, good ole snopes. Myself I did eat quite a bit of the stuff but after this scare well, I don't now. And when something like this happens it throws a scare in me for quite a while.