Fresh Spinach Recall Due To Salmonella


Health officials are warning people not to buy an American brand of bunched fresh spinach due to Salmonella warnings.

CBC reports that the affected product is sold under the Queen Victoria brand name, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The spinach is wrapped with a twist tie bearing the Queen Victoria logo and was distributed to stores in Ontario between Sept. 8 and Sept. 17.

The warning also applies to product on shelves in B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba between Sept. 5 and Sept. 17.

The CFIA noted that no illnesses associated with the consumption of the spinach have been reported.

Salmonella bacteria can lead to serious health problems for young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune system.

In otherwise healthy people, it can cause short-term problems such as fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The CFIA said that vegetable importers were voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.


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