Metz Fresh LLC has recalled bagged spinach sold in the continental US and Canada after one sample tested positive for salmonella. There have been no illnesses reported so far.
The salmonella-tainted spinach is sold under the label “Metz Fresh.” The recall affects 10 and 16 oz bags as well as 4-2.5 lb. and 4 lb. cartons. If you have Metz Spinach, check the bag for these tracking codes: 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314.
According to the FDA, most of the spinach has been intercepted before it reached the marketplace.
“Nothing is more important to Metz Fresh than the safety of our consumers, period,” said Andrew Cumming, President of Metz Fresh. “As soon as we learned of the presumptive positive test, we directed all customers to hold all boxes of the spinach affected as a precaution. Now, with this positive test confirmation, there is no question that we would recall and destroy all spinach bearing these three codes.”
The positive test came during independent lab testing Metz Fresh conducts on all of its products. Through its labeling and numbering system, Metz Fresh has already tracked, located and put ‘holds’ on the vast majority of the cartons of spinach affected. That spinach will not be released into the marketplace.
Bagged greens, why do you always try to harm us?