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Recent E. coli outbreak linked to baby spinach

E. coli O157:H7 was discovered in a box of leftover Josie's Organics baby spinach retrieved from the home of a sick person in Minnesota. Five individuals in this outbreak reported eating spinach in the week preceding their illness, while one identified the brand Josie's Organics.

Investigators are examining if other products may have been contaminated.

What You Need to Do

Consume no spinach that has been contaminated. Discard it or return it to the retailer where you purchased it.

Use hot soapy water or a dishwasher to clean any items or surfaces that may have come into contact with the infected spinach.


You should contact your doctor if you experience any of the following E. cold-related symptoms:


Diarrhoea and a temperature of more than 102°F

Diarrhoea persists for more than three days

Diarrhoea with blood

You are vomiting excessively and are unable to keep liquids down.

Signs of dehydration include the following:

Peeing less frequently than usual.

Mouth and throat are dry

Standing up and experiencing dizziness

Businesses Should Implement

Do not sell or serve spinach that has been contaminated.

Sanitize and clean any goods or surfaces that have come into touch with infected spinach.

E. coli symptoms


The majority of persons infected with E. coli that produce Shiga toxin develop severe stomach pains, diarrhoea (which is frequently bloody), and vomiting.

Symptoms often begin three to four days after ingesting the pathogen.

The majority of patients recover without treatment within five to seven days.

Certain individuals may develop a form of kidney failure (hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS), necessitating hospitalization.

More information CDC.

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