Baby Spinach Recall Affects Whole Foods’ Prepared Food Items

Published: January 25, 2019 at 11:10 am


The FDA announced Thursday, January 24, the following food recall:

“In response to a recall by Satur Farms, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling various prepared foods items in eight states containing baby spinach because of a potential contamination of Salmonella.

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 persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected products, including salads, pizza, sandwiches and wraps, were sold at stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. No illnesses have been reported at this time.

Affected products are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label and can be identified by the following information. Additionally, consumers who purchased items containing baby spinach from the salad bars or hot bars at Whole Foods Market locations in these states should discard items purchased through January 23, 2019.

Customers who purchased these products can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7 am and 10 pm, CST, Monday through Friday, or 8 am and 6 pm, Saturday through Sunday."

The following products were sold in Connecticut (product, code begins with, and sell by date):

Chicken Florentine Panini 0265249 1/26/2019

Golden Beet & Tangerine Salad 0276651 1/26/2019

Locavore Cheese Steak Wrap 0288833 1/26/2019

Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon 0276640 1/26/2019

Quinoa with Dark Leafy Greens 0276652 1/26/2019

Roasted Vegetables Panini 0286668 1/26/2019

Salad Spring Berry Power 0261702 1/26/2019

Smoked Turkey with Apple & Cheddar Sandwich 0289436 1/26/2019

Spinach and Vegetable Quinoa Salad 0287410 1/26/2019

Spinach Ravioli Salad with Lemon, Tomato, and Parmesan CC 0262216 1/26/2019

Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa CC 0226215 1/26/2019

Tofu Shawarma Wrap 0225938 1/26/2019

Turkey Avocado Sandwich (Turkado Sandwich) 0268506 1/26/2019

Turkey with Spinach & Feta Sandwich 0278131 1/26/2019

Vegan Spinach Almond Ricotta Pizza 0289927 1/26/2019

Chicken Cordon Blue Panini 0236489 1/24/2019

New England Cranberry Turkey Sandwich 0236543 1/24/2019

Paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad 0278786 1/27/2019

Spinach, Sauteed with Garlic CC 0262208 1/27/2019


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