The Spinach Crisis continues!
First of all, for those of you who are reluctant to open up your bowels to an E. Coli orgy, please be aware that the FDA has now advised everyone to stay away from all spinach.
Better yet, the FDA actually warned spinach producers last year that there was a danger of an outbreak:
- In November 2005, the FDA sent a letter to growers, packers, processors and shippers warning them to improve produce safety.
“In view of continuing outbreaks,” the agency wrote, “we encourage firms to consider modifying their operations accordingly to ensure that they are taking the appropriate measures to provide a safe product to the consumer.”
The fact that no spinach growers took the warning to heart or did anything to remedy the situation just goes to show exactly how impotent the FDA ultimately is to guard your safety. As the luscious ladies over at Accidental Hedonist say, what a toothless agency.