Welp, 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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