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Organic spinach recalled

Published On: Feb 20 2013 04:02:16 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 20 2013 07:13:18 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A nationwide spinach recall is affecting 39 states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

The voluntary recall of some Organic Baby Spinach is due to possible contamination with E-Coli.

It includes: Central Market Organic, Full Circle Organics, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic, and Taylor Farms Organic.

They are being sold in 5 oz and 16 oz trays and has a best by date of February 24. It's a good idea if you have purchased spinach to check the label.

"With 39 states impacted, people who are viewing this newscast may actually have been impacted or may be sitting with this spinach in their refrigerator," said Bridget Pfaff, infectious disease specialist at Gundersen Lutheran. "So what should I do now? Either A, just throw it out. Or go ahead and take it back to the store you bought it from, I wouldn't take any chances." 

The e-coli bacteria can cause abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhea and can even lead to kidney failure especially in children and the elderly.

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