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FDA Alert for Spinach and E. coli–an update

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now reports that one person has died, 14 suffered kidney failure and at least 94 in 20 states were ill after eating suspected contaminated pre-packaged spinach, at least some of it packed by California-based Natural Selection Foods LLC/Earthbound Farm.

Additional cases have been reported expanding the number of states to include California, Indiana, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Wisconsin health authorities reported the E. coli fatality was a 77-year-old woman from Manitowoc who died September 7; 29 cases of E. coli were reported to the Centers of Disease Control in Wisconsin alone.