Taylor Farms Retail Inc. has voluntarily recalled its fresh baby spinach in 39 states for a possible E. coli contamination.
Consumers should check 5- and 16-ounce containers under with a “best by” date of Feb. 24, 2013.
Taylor Farms sells its baby spinach under the following brand names: Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organics, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic, Taylor Farms Organic. (more…)
The Associated Press reported that the issue involves the ingredient calcium carbonate. Nestle stated that their ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., was the source of the possible contamination. The recall only affects the dry powder, not the ready made drinks.
The containers that have been affected are the 10.9, 21.8, and 40.7 ounce canisters. They all have the “best if sold by” date of October 2014. Consumers are urged to cease use and can return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may also contact Nestle Consumer Services.
There have been no reports of illness at this time. Salmonella poisoning symptoms can include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fevers. The elderly, infants, and pregnant women are at higher risk of severe symptoms.
Calcium carbonate, the ingredient that caused the recall, is added to many foods as either a preservative or a source of added calcium. According to their website, Nesquik states that it is fortified with added calcium to help build strong bones. Apparently this is why the ingredient is included in this product. (more…)