November 19, 2018

New York E. coli Outbreak Linked to Wegmans Spinach Sickens 20

At least 20 people are now ill in the E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak in New York. The outbreak is linked to packaged Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix salads. The recall of this product was first announced on November 2, 2012 by the FDA.

E. coliSix of the 20 patients were hospitalized, but all have been discharged. The age range is from 6 to 66 years. The product was sold in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts Wegmans stores between October 14 and November 1, 2012, but illnesses have only been reported in New York state. The recalled product includes 31,000 pounds of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix. It was sold in 5 ounce clam shell packages, with UPC number 77890 16437, and 11 ounce clam shell packages with UPC number 77890 16411.

E. coli 0157:H7 can cause serious illness, including a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can damage or destroy the kidneys and cause death.  If you have eaten this product and have experienced the symptoms of E. coli 0157:H7 food poisoning, including diarrhea, which may be bloody, and severe stomach cramps, see your doctor immediately.

If you purchased this product, discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For questions, call Wegmans at 1-800-934-6267 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.

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