A Canadian woman was recently hospitalized after eating spinach from the United States tainted with E. coli bacteria, a food inspection agency spokesman said.
The strain killed one woman and made 172 people ill in 25 US states in recent months, prompting a massive dumping of spinach from store shelves throughout the continent.
“We’ve found a case of E. coli from the United States and someone has become sick from it here,” Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) spokesman Marc Richard told AFP. “It’s been confirmed through DNA testing.”
“The Ontario woman first experienced symptoms in early September which means the spinach was probably eaten in late August,” he said. “She has since been released from hospital.”
I’m glad to hear she’s all right, but dismayed that it appears as though this tainted spinach has become an international weapon of mass destruction. How long until France and Germany invade the U.S. in an attempt to make us disarm? And by disarm, I mean “defoliate the spinach fields.” Is tainted spinach now an imminent threat to other law-abiding countries?
And if this is indeed Bush’s fault, how long until he can be brought to trial in the International Criminal Court?