Test results linking two bags of Dole brand baby spinach to a deadly E. coli strain have helped health officials hone in on a specific batch from a San Juan Bautista processing plant that may be the source of a nationwide outbreak….”We probably are seeing the tail end of the outbreak,” said Howard Backer, California’s acting public health officer. “Partly as a result of spinach being taken off from the market, there is not ongoing contamination.”
Giant Food plans today to resume sales of bagged spinach grown in Colorado and Canada, acting on a Food and Drug Administration advisory that spinach from areas not implicated in the deadly E. coli outbreak is safe to eat.
Giant’s decision came as other supermarkets in the Washington area planned to resume selling fresh spinach, which was removed from stores after the FDA issued a warning Sept. 14 telling consumers to stop eating it because of the outbreak.
Is it worth it? I suppose it’s where you draw the line when it comes to personal risk. All I have to say is, when in doubt, THROW IT OUT.