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Whole Foods Recalls Salads, Wraps, And More Foods Containing Baby Spinach

The grocery chain has issued a recall for all prepared products containing baby spinach due to salmonella concerns.

Attention, Whole Foods shoppers: The store just issued a recall that could affect your fridge and your shopping list.

What products are recalled?

Recalls have already become common this year, and Whole Foods brings us the latest warning. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tells buyers not to eat the supermarket’s prepared products containing baby spinach after greens supplier Satur Farms issued the recall. The cautious recall is due to possible salmonella contamination, which we’ve seen a lot of lately.

The items in question include fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches and more, purchased from the deli, salad bar and hot bar. Here is the full list of products affected.

In which states is the recall?

So far, eight states are included in the recall: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

(This app can save you the recall scare.)

How do I know if I have one of these products?

Because all prepared Whole Foods items containing baby spinach are suspect, there’s not just one Sell By date or UPC code we can use to identify contaminated products. Your best bet is to take a look at the FDA’s list of at-risk items. If you still have any of these products, do not eat them.

I have one of these products! What should I do with it?

The FDA encourages you to throw out any items in question. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Or, if you have the receipt, you can get a full refund at the location you bought from. Call the Whole Foods hotline at 1-844-936-8255. They can be reached from 7 a.m-10 p.m. CST during the workweek or between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends.

Keep your child’s lunch safe with these tips.

How can I avoid getting salmonella?

To avoid salmonella, follow the FDA’s advice and get rid of your Whole Foods baby spinach products. Don’t try to cook the salmonella out of your food. It’s a nasty illness that can affect anyone at any age, so wash your hands after handling raw ingredients. Keep your family healthy by practicing food safety and following FDA instructions!

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Article by Laurie Dixon for Taste of Home. View the original article here.

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Major Grocers Like Whole Foods Are Recalling Fresh-Cut Vegetables Over Potential Listeria

If you’ve gone grocery shopping and bought fresh-cut vegetables recently, check them now, because they may be under recall.

Multiple major grocers, including Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Meijer, Albertson’s, and others, are all issuing voluntary recalls after Mann Packing Co., a major produce supplier, learned that Listeria monocytogenes may be in their product. Mann called for their products to be returned after Canadian food authorities inspected some vegetables and got a positive test for the pathogen.

Mann Packing Co. has since posted a full list of all products under recall on its website. The packed vegetables predominantly consist of broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Several party trays of veggies were also affected.

On top of the Mann’s recall, Whole Foods and others are issuing select voluntary returns of their own for various salad products in light of the potential Listeria contamination.

Listeria is a pathogen that does well in cold environments and typically results in symptoms like fever and diarrhea. However, if the bacteria spreads to other parts of the body, it causes a disease called Listeriosis that can result in muscle aches, confusion, and loss of balance. In pregnant women, it can result in stillbirths and miscarriages.

Fortunately, no illnesses have yet to be reported regarding the vegetables, and all of those affected by the recall have gone past their expiration dates. Thus, it’s best to discard or return any veggies you purchased on the list to the original store, where you will receive a full refund.