Whole Foods shoppers are being warned of the company’s latest recall that could affect thousands around the United States. According to reports, Whole Foods is recalling anything that contains baby spinach in it.
CBS reported that Satur Farms provided baby spinach to Whole Foods that may have been contaminated with salmonella.
The range of products that this recall covers is extensive, as baby spinach is used in many of their products. The affected products include but are not limited to: salads, pizza, sandwiches, and wraps.
Additionally, the recall covers anything purchased at a Whole Foods salad bar or hot bar that had baby spinach in it. The products in question would have been available up until January 23, 2019.
As of the first announcement of the recall, the company revealed that at least eight states were affected by this. Those states include Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and New York.
Whole Foods is offering a full refund to anyone who purchased these types of products within the last several weeks. Bring a receipt to your local store or call the number 1-844-936-8255.
Below is the list of products affected, not including those customized at the salad bar or hot bar. The list was originally given on the FDA website:
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. People especially susceptible are young children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Often, the salmonella organism will die as a particular affected food is cooked properly. However, in this case, many of the recalled products do not require cooking. Therefore, the company is urging consumers to take extra precautions.
Have you purchased any of these items at Whole Foods recently? Or do you have friends and family who shop there often? Let them know about this recall!
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