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Whole Foods Issues Recall over Salmonella Fears

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 1, 2019

A massive recall recently affected Whole Foods stores throughout eight states, including Florida, after it was discovered that a batch of baby spinach that was used in numerous prepared salads and other food options might contain salmonella. The reports relating to this issue stated that the spinach all came from the same location: Satur Farms.

It is believed that Satur Farms itself was the organization that first discovered the possibility of salmonella and that they subsequently informed the Whole Foods Corporation about the presence of the bacteria. Whole Foods then made the voluntary decision to issue an immediate recall of those products that are believed to be contaminated. In this recall, they stated that anyone who bought anything from a long list of items on or before Wednesday, the 23rd of January, should immediately discard the items. They should then return to Whole Foods, with their receipt, in order to be given a complete refund for their purchase.

So that consumers might have an easier time in identifying whether or not what they bought might contain salmonella, Whole Foods also issued a long list of the products in which the potentially contaminated spinach was present. This list includes favorites such as the Chicken Florentine Panini, the Roasted Vegetables Panini, Quinoa with Dark Leafy Greens, Egg White Burrito, Eggplant Rollatini, Avocado Dragon Ball Bowl, My Big Fat Greek Pizza, Serbian Ajvar Vegetable Club, Watermelon Garbanzo Vegetable Bowl, Chicken Enchiladas Dinner, and Cilantro & Lime Chicken Burrito.

All of these items contain spinach, and, although it is not clear if all of the spinach that might be present in these items comes from Satur Farms, there is enough uncertainty about the origin of the spinach to cause the people who decide such things at Whole Foods headquarters to decide to pull all the objects from the shelves as well as issue this recall.

Signs that you might have been exposed to salmonella include nausea, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. At the time of this writing, no individuals have reported suffering from salmonella poisoning as a result of consuming the spinach. The report also failed to indicate why the spinach that might have carried the bacteria was allowed to leave the farm in the first place.


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