Big Spinach Recall May Make You Toss Your Salad

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spinachWelp, it's been a few weeks since our last greens recall and you know what that means: Time for a new greens recall! This time it's spinach. Kroger is recalling its spinach in 15 states because of possible salmonella contamination. Oh joy.

Sorry if I sound a little flippant. It's just that the salad/lettuce/spinach recalls come so regularly it's kind of ridiculous. I guess at some point I should just accept frequent recalls as Part Of Our Modern Life. But it still sucks. And I'm still sticking with small, locally-grown produce as much as possible. Anyhoo! Here's the 411 on that recalled spinach.

The recall is for "Fresh Selections Tender Spinach" sold in 10-ounce packages with a "use by" date of September 16. In addition to Kroger's groceries, the spinach was sold at Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's, Food 4 Less, Dillons, Baker's, and Gerbes stores. And the states where the recall is in effect are: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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If you've got a bag of spinach answering to this description, haul that bag back to the store for a refund or replacement. This would be a great time to explore a whole new green, like mizuna or tatsoi. Oh there's a whole world of leafy greens waiting for your dinner plate.

Now let's sing along with Popeye: "I'm strong to the finich cause I eats me spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor -- ooh, me belly, it hurts!" You will not be strong to the finich if you eats this spinach, so check your refrigerators!

Does your family eat a lot of fresh spinach?

 

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Danita42 Danita42

Yes but we buy local organic veggies and produce only, we are fortunate to have farmers markets year round here.

Doomy234 Doomy234

Yes, my husband eats spinach in his salads everyday for lunch. We dont use that brand though.

Jocelyn Thomas

I dont buy a lot of produce at the store that isn't local and organic thanks to food stamps actually. I eat the way Michelle Obama wants most of us to eat because of the government aid I am obviously elegible for! It's hard to get assistance, people! lol

Michele Straka Bryant

i prefer spinach to lettuce but i'll pass this week!

manamott manamott

I'll never understand how these recalls are supposed to be helpful when he use by date on the produce was 4 days ago. If I had purchased this product it would have been used by the "use by" date...

melis... meliscool72

LOL that is a bad title for those who have a dirty mind LMAO

LeahL... LeahLazarou

I'm Obsessed with spinach and all other things green and leafy and these recalls are totally bumming me out!!!

nonmember avatar Mac

We eat a lot of packaged spinach. Hopefully our immune systems have been able to fight off the salmonella.

nonmember avatar Michelle

Oh, yes, Adriana...because moving on to ANOTHER green leafy vegetable will solve your problem. Are all the Stir writers DAFT when it comes to food? If it grows in the ground and commercially handled, you will ALWAYS have the potential for salmonella (and even when it's NOT commercially handled). And it's not just ALL fresh veggies that are subject to this--remember the peanut butter recall awhile back that was a victim of (a ha!)...salmonella? While the information is useful, do your homework before making "suggestions".

Pam Graves Brown

I have a bag of Fresh Selections spinach, but the use by date is September 20. Still not taking chances. I'm trashing it.

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