Salmonella test leads to Taylor Farms spinach recall - The Packer

Salmonella test leads to Taylor Farms spinach recall

05/23/2012 09:24:00 AM
Mike Hornick

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling organic baby spinach after a random sample tested positive for salmonella by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The product appeared in 5-ounce clamshells under the Private Selection label and 10-ounce clamshells with the Marketside label. Best-by dates are May 25, according to a news release.

No illnesses have been reported. The recalled items shipped from Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Farms Retail Inc., on May 9 and May 10, according to the release.

The brands are private labels: Wal-Mart has Marketside and Kroger Co. has Private Selection.

The Private Selection product was distributed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The UPC numbers are 0-11110-91128-5; package codes are TFRS 130B 1503 KT34 and TFRS 130B 1803 KT34.

The Marketside product was distributed in Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The Universal Produce Code is 6-8113132900-2; the package code is TFRS 130B16.

The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health on the recall, according to the release.

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Colorado  |  May, 23, 2012 at 06:06 PM

Great! I ate that today!

Salinas  |  May, 23, 2012 at 06:34 PM

You are fine

oregon  |  May, 23, 2012 at 07:56 PM

This is getting to be ridicilous its happening all the time!

Mecca, CA  |  May, 24, 2012 at 09:46 AM

It's happening more often because of increased testing, etc.

california  |  May, 24, 2012 at 09:54 AM

You know what though. If people knew the amount fo germs on their counter tops, their couch cushions, their door handles and so on and so on, they would be grossed out and alarmed too. Run for the hills! its over! Salmonella is going to get you! Please Mr inspector, save us from that dastardly salmonella!

salinas  |  May, 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM

It would be interesting to know how many people have eaten contaminated food and had no problems. I bet it would put a new light on how innaffective the testing and recall really is.

Andrea Chavez    
Arroyo Grande, California  |  May, 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Just eat fresh, bunched spinach and wash it yourself with a veggie wash!

Florida  |  May, 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Two recalls in less than 2 weeks by a Taylor Farms ( last week River Ranch) owned company. How does this relate to their new " Smart Wash" system they claim?

oregon  |  May, 25, 2012 at 07:08 PM

funny all the people who think its no big deal are in california. Fecal contamination in our food should be rare! totally unacceptable!

Colorado  |  May, 29, 2012 at 07:36 AM

I consumed about 2 C. of this Spinach in a smoothie hours before our grocery store alerted us that we purchased it I'm already on an antibiotic so wonder if that helped. I didnt get sick but didnt feel great because I was worried. I noticed that too how only those from CA are defending it. They are right in a sense however take into account people with compromised immune systems. As someone who has survived Cancer, I dont want to deal with contaminated food.

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