E. coli outbreak linked to baby spinach; 1 case in Michigan

E. coli outbreak linked to baby spinach; 1 case in Michigan

Cases reported in 7 states

Bowl of spinach. (Photo by Rodolfo Quirós from Pexels)

The CDC has issued an alert about a growing E. coli outbreak linked to baby spinach, with at least one case reported in Michigan.

Here’s the info from the CDC:

Josie’s Organics Baby Spinach

  • Sold at stores nationwide

  • “Best by” date of October 23, 2021

  • Sold in plastic clamshell containers

Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home. Five people in this outbreak reported eating spinach in the week before they got sick and 1 reported Josie’s Organics brand. Cases have been reported in seven states, including Michigan.

Investigators are working to determine if additional products may be contaminated.

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