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Salinas Firm Initiates A Voluntary Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
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866-508-7048

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2012 – Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Organic Baby Spinach with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella following a random test conducted on a finished package of spinach by USDA.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.

The items subject to the recall include:

Brand Item Description UPC Number Package Code Best By State
Private Selections Organic – Baby Spinach,
5 oz. clamshell 0-11110-91128-5 TFRS 130B
1503 KT34 5-25-12 AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MT,
NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Private Selections Organic – Baby Spinach,
5 oz. clamshell 0-11110-91128-5 TFRS 130B
1803 KT34 5-25-12 AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MT,
NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Marketside Baby Spinach – Organic,
10 oz. clamshell 6-8113132900-2 TFRS130B16 5-25-12 AR, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NM,
NV, OK, TX, UT, WY

There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items. The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the lower right portion of the front label. These recalled items were distributed from Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. on May 9, 2012 and May 10, 2012.

No other products or code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding this recall.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and should dispose of them. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 866-508-7048 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm PST. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.

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