UPDATE: Popeye Gets E. Coli

No one knows how a good portion of the nation’s spinach farms became a verdant, leafy forest for the bowel-liquefying E. Coli virus. But the good news is that one of the suppliers of bad spinach has been identified.

Stay clear of all spinach distributed by Natural Selection Foods.Natural Selection Foods supplies a huge amount of spinach to various resellers, including Dole, Green Harvest and Trader Joe’s. You can find the complete list of suspect spinach sellers over at Accidental Hedonist.

They aren’t the only suspects, so you should avoid any packaged spinach that has a “Best If Used By Date” of August 17, 200 through October 1st. Though it goes without saying that if your black, oozing bag of spinach has a best if used by date of over a month ago, E. Coli will be the least of your worries upon consumption.

Natural Selection Foods recalls spinach… [Accidental Hedonist]


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  1. John Stracke says:

    I heard on NPR this morning that Natural Selection Foods also makes organic spinach, and the contaminated spinach in people’s stomachs has been definitely identified as non-organic. So you can be safe eating the organic stuff.

  2. medalian1 says:

    organic spinach? wtf isn’t it all organic? And I can’t find fresh leafy spinach ANYWHERE.

  3. pete says:

    E. Coli is bacteria, not a virus.

  4. Mary Marsala with Fries says:

    Human beings are being conditioned to consume entirely inorganic material, in preparation for when we cause the extinction of all the plants. See?

  5. AcilletaM says:

    Organic as in no pesticides/chemicals used to grow it.

  6. mschlock says:

    So I’m the only person insensitive enough to chuckle at “Natural Selection” as a company name? I bet the dead person doesn’t think it’s funny.

  7. AcidReign says:

    …..I’m eating my bags of spring mix I bought Saturday. I’ve had two sandwiches and a salad in the past two days, and no total-gut-blowout, yet. Hey, maybe I can be the first case in Florida!