A Salinas Valley spinach grower issued a voluntary recall late Tuesday for bagged spinach after lab tests confirmed the presence of salmonella. The recall involves 8,118 cases of bagged spinach distributed by Metz Fresh LLC of King City and processed by a contract facility in Watsonville.
Sold under the Metz Fresh label, the spinach was sold to retail outlets and food service providers across the United States and Canada in 10-ounce and 16-ounce bags, as well as in 4-pound cartons and in 2.5-pound four-pack cartons, with tracking codes 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella bacteria live in the intestinal tracts of humans and animals, including birds. Undercooked eggs, poultry or meat are the most common sources of salmonellosis in humans, although other foods, such as vegetables, may be contaminated.
WHAT? AGAIN? After all that money the Sam “the Sham” Farr took from taxpayers to ensure safe veggies?? Where did that money go anyway?