A Salinas, Calif.-based firm is recalling organic baby spinach over salmonella concerns, according to a news release posted by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this week.
Though no illnesses have been reported, Taylor Farms Retail Inc. initiated the recall of Private Selection-branded organic baby spinach after a random sample tested positive for the organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems.
Recalled products include Private Selection Organic Baby Spinach sold in a five-ounce clamshell at grocery stores in California. Packages affected by the recall have UPC No. 0-11110-91128-5, package codes TFRS 130B/1503 KT34 and TFRS 130B/1803 KT34, and a best by date of May 25.
According to the news release, Taylor Farms distributed the recalled packages on May 9-10.
Taylor Farms is cooperating with the FDA and the California Department of Public Health regarding the recall.
People who have purchased the products should throw them away. For more information, contact Taylor Farms at 866-508-7048. The line is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
The company also advised people who think they might be sick—symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain—to call a health-care provider.