Vegpro International Recalls Fresh Attitude Baby Spinach Due to Potential Salmonella Risk
On November 27, 2020, Vegpro International recalled the 5 oz. and 11 oz. Fresh Attitude Baby Spinach with Best Before dates of December 4th for the 11 oz. package and December 4th and 5th for the 5 oz. package due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. An investigation that followed this recall indicates this contamination may have originated with a contamination of part of a lot of baby spinach. These products came from Vegpro’s Eastern Canadian Plant, and have only been distributed in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States – NY, NJ, DE, CT, MD, and PA. All other Fresh Attitude products sold in the U.S. are produced in Florida and are not associated with this recall in any way, so there is no concern over any other Fresh Attitude products. According to the FDA, this recall includes the following:
BABY SPINACH. 8 X 5 OZ, Fresh Attitude, Best before 2020-12-04 & 2020-12-05
UPC : 888048000042
UPC case : 10888048000049
BABY SPINACH. 9 X 11 OZ, Fresh Attitude, Best before 2020-12-04
UPC : 888048000288
UPC case : 10888048000285
There have been no illnesses reported, as of November 27, 2020, associated with these products; however, consumers should be aware of this recall and ensure that the listed products are not consumed.
Salmonella (or Salmonellosis) is a type of bacteria that can cause the following symptoms in people: stomach cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Symptoms can begin anywhere from six hours to six days after infection. Strains of Salmonella can cause infections in the urine, blood, joints, bones, or the nervous system (CDC, 2019).
As explained by a Salmonella Lawyer from Ron Simon & Associates, “A Salmonella infection is usually diagnosed by a positive culture from a stool sample of the infected person. In more severe illnesses, Salmonella bacteria can sometimes be detected in a contaminated person’s blood or urine. In most cases, doctors do not order a culture and simply treat the symptoms.” Antibiotic treatment is recommended for those with severe illness, a weakened immune system, adults older than fifty who have medical problems, infants, and adults aged 65 and older (CDC, 2019).
Customers are encouraged to check their kitchens for this product and return it to the place that they bought it for a full refund.