Friday, September 15, 2006

E Coli: Where's YOUR Spinach From?

There have been 11 confirmed cases of E. coli in Milwaukee County, but only four have been linked to the national outbreak of E. coli O157:H7

The FDA said that, nationwide, 50 cases of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including eight cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome and the death in Wisconsin.

Other states involved in the outbreak are Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah, the FDA said Thursday evening. Late Thursday, Baker said Washington state had been added to the list of states affected.

There are several unanswered questions.

Where did this spinach come from? Which State or country?

Which producer(s) failed to ensure FDA processing standards, IF they are FDA-inspected?

Just asking.....

1 comment:

triticale said...

One more question. If the spinach was exposed to E. Coli why isn't it being marketed as organic?