E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Josie’s Organics Baby Spinach

The CDC issued a food safety alert for Josie’s Organics baby spinach with a best-by date of Oct. 23, 2021, after an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was linked to the products. Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home. Five people in this outbreak reported eating spinach in the week before they got sick and 1 reported Josie’s Organics brand. The product was sold nationwide in plastic clamshell containers. To date, there has been no recall of the spinach. According to the CDC, 10 people have been infected with E. coli O157:H7 throughout seven states: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and South Dakota. Out of those 10 people, two hospitalizations were reported. No deaths have been reported. WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are closely related genetically. This suggests that people in this outbreak got sick from the same food. @ https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2021/o157h7-11-21/index.html

 CDC: E. coli Outbreak Linked to Baby Spinach
CDC: E. coli Outbreak Linked to Baby Spinach

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