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Spinach Recalled Due To Salmonella Contamination

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Two brands of bunched spinach have been recalled by Ippolito International, of Salinas, after salmonella was detected during routine testing, reports the AP.

The voluntary recall involves 1,715 cartons of spinach harvested from September 1-3, and sold to wholesale buyers, foodservice and retailers, according to the California Department of Health.

The majority of recalled cartons were sold under the “Queen Victoria” and "Tubby" label. The spinach was shipped to twelve states including Florida, New Jersey and New York.

To this date, there have been no reports of illness associated with the recall.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. They generally appear within 12 hours to 72 hours of eating tainted food. Infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness.