E.coli contaminated spinach causes food poisoning in New York State

Sixteen people in New York state have been infected with a serious strain of E.coli (E. coli O157:H7) after consuming Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix. Four people required hospitalisation. This outbreak has been confined to New York State only, specifically in Monroe, Niagara, Steuben and Wayne Counties. Wegmans has recalled approximately 31,000 pounds of this product that was distributed to its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between October 14th and November 1st. While the risk is low, any traveller who might have purchased and consumed this product between the indicated dates and who developes signs of food poisoning should seek medical care.

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