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I suppose it should not be a surprise. Outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the frequency with which this country’s fresh produce consuming public has been hit by outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria is astonishing.
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An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to fresh spinach from Josie’s Organics continues to grow with new patients and hospitalizations reported. Two more states are now involved.

Federal officials are reporting that four new patients bring the confirmed case count to 14 people, with two new states involved, bringing that
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Officials are investigating a new E. Coli O157:H7 outbreak that is linked to two brands of prepackaged baby spinach. The FDA is investigating farms linked to the spinach.

“One case reported eating Josie’s Organics organic baby spinach purchased from HyVee, and the other case reported Fresh Thyme organic baby spinach
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