As of Friday, three people had died from eating tainted spinach and 199 in 26 states were sickened during the outbreak. Officials still have not discovered how the spinach packaged by Natural Selection came to be contaminated, and they may never know, but they are confident the outbreak has been contained.
Caroline and David Zientek are still anemic but recovering from battling kidney failure, brought on by hemolytic uremic syndrome, caused by E. coli.
Their mother, Ana Maria Zientek, a nurse who suspected what made her children sick before the nation even knew there was an outbreak, is feeling largely vindicated. She no longer serves her family raw vegetables.