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Wegmans Leafy Green E. coli Outbreak Update

At least 19 New Yorkers have fallen ill in an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to spinach salad mix purchased at Wegmans stores.  Of those ill, five have been hospitalized, with four already having been discharged.

The illnesses are spread across five New York counties: Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, Wayne and Erie.

Wegmans issued a voluntary recall of their ‘Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix’ on Thursday due to possible E. coli contamination.

The two recalled products are:

- Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, 11oz – UPC: 77890-16411 – ONLY product sold between 10/14/12 and 11/1/12.

- Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, 5oz – UPC: 77890-16437 – ONLY product sold between 10/14/12 and 11/1/12.

The product was supplied to Wegmans by State Garden, Inc. based in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  The spinach and lettuce likely came from California.  There have been a few of those over the last decades: