Consumption of Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens and Simple Truth Organic Power Greens has been Linked to E. Coli Poisoning
On the 30th of December, 2021, the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) announced an official investigation was underway regarding the link between certain packaged salads and the recent nationwide E. coli outbreak. The investigation at this time entails public health and safety officials working to understand just which products are involved in the E. coli outbreak. So far, the following products have been linked to the E. coli outbreak, responsible for 13 illnesses, including 4 hospitalizations: Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens; and Simple Truth Organic Power Greens.
As stated on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) formal announcement, of the infected individuals, one or more consumed Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens and/or consumed Simple Truth Organic Power Greens. Both are pre-mixed salads.
The products linked to the nationwide E. coli outbreak, included in the Organic Power Greens salads, are comprised of (at least) kale, mizuna, chard and organic spinach. The afore-mentioned produce is known to have been sold at supermarkets and grocery stores across the country, such as QFC, Giant Eagle and Fred Meyer.
As one National Food Poisoning Lawyer, Ron Simon, has stated regarding E. coli and the symptoms that come with the disease:
“Though the symptoms of STEC infections vary for each person, most victims experience fever, nausea, vomiting, and chills. Diarrhea generally lasts somewhere between 3 and 8 days, though it may persist longer in children and the elderly. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening. In some, especially the young, a condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome can develop. This is a very serious, and life-threatening, condition that can lead to life-long difficulties for a victim.”
Individuals whom have consumed Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens, Simple Truth Organic Power Greens, or are experiencing the prior-listed symptoms of E. coli are strongly encouraged to contact their healthcare provider as well as their local public health and safety officials.