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Salmonella Spinach Recall in California

Church Brothers is recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling.

No illnesses have been reported, the company said in its recall announcement Friday.

The recalled bagged spinach was processed on Oct. 6, 2011 and shipped to Super King Markets in Los Angeles, where it was available for sale beginning Oct. 7. The recalled 2.5 pound bags of clipped spinach were in clear packaging and have a best-by date of 10/23/2011 and the manufacturer code A279 47166. 

Anyone who has the recalled bagged spinach should not consume it, and should destroy it or return it to Church Brothers, LLC.

Consumers with questions or who need information may call 1-800-799-9475.

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  • Steve

    This Church Bros spinach recall follows fast on the heels of another recent industrial “fresh cut” leafy greens recall where the produce made it all the way through farm GAPs food safety audits, the industry Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement process, etc. — only to be caught by random inspections — this one reportedly by USDA whose usual beat is meat and usually doesn’t oversee produce safety..
    Last week FSN reported “Taylor Farms Retail Inc. has recalled 3,265 cases of various salad blends that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall follows a random test conducted on a finished package of spinach by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.”
    These random tests are very few and far between, however — and it’s hard to know how much is really falling thru the cracks on a regular basis.