A Salinas Valley spinach grower recalled bagged spinach products today after Salmonella was detected in some of the company’s products. Metz Fresh of King City, California, released the following information about the recall, which was published in the Westfall Daily News:
The recalled spinach was distributed throughout the 48 states and Canada and sold in both retail and food service packages. It covers 8,118 cases of spinach, although the company said more than 90 percent of that was on hold and would not be released.
The recall covers 10- and 16-ounce bags, as well as 4-pound cartons and cartons that contain four 2.5-pound bags, with the following tracking codes: 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.
Last year over 200 people became ill with E. col O157:H7 infections, and four people died after eating contaminated Dole spinach.