Spinach Pulled From Market in 39 States for Potential E. Coli

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Taylor Farms Retail Inc. of California has initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of select Organic Baby Spinach products due to potential E. coli contamination.

The company has withdrawn 16-ounce salad trays of Taylor Farms Organic Baby Spinach (UPC 0-30223-04780-3), UPI.com reports. The withdrawn products are sold in 39 states: Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Baby spinach products under the following names are also being withdrawn:

• Central Market Organic Baby Spinach, 16-ounce trays, UPC 0-41220-18534-4, sold in Texas

• Full Circle Organic Baby Spinach, 16-ounce trays, UPC 0-36800-28875-1, sold in California

• Marketside Organic Baby Spinach, 5-ounce trays, UPC 6-81131-32898-2, sold in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

• Simple Truth Organic Baby Spinach, 5-ounce trays, UPC 0-11110-91128-5, sold in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

All products bear a “best buy” date of February 24.

Taylor Farms, on its web site, urges customers not to consume these products and to dispose of them. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail Inc. for further information at 1.855.293.9811. The company said it is cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the California Department of Public Health in connection with the product withdrawal.