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Friday, September 15, 2006

Kids fears about Spinach prove to be true!

Oh why didn't we listen to the children? They were right about spinach being bad...

An outbreak of E. coli in eight states -- including Indiana -- has left at least one person dead and 50 others sick, federal health officials said Thursday in warning consumers nationwide not to eat bagged fresh spinach.

The death occurred in Wisconsin, where 20 others were made ill, said Dr. David Acheson of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The outbreak has sickened others -- eight of them seriously -- in Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

In California, state health officials were investigating a possible case and warned consumers not to eat the produce.

FDA officials do not know the source of the outbreak other than it appears to be linked to bagged fresh spinach. "We're advising people not to eat it," Acheson said.

I knew my fear of all the uglier green vegetables would be proven one day... I am starting a campaign tomorrow about boycotting Brussels sprouts and maybe moving on to the truly horrible... lima beans!


Cross posted for max exposure to Loaded Mouth...