By James Andrews | November 2, 2012
At least 16 people have fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 in New York after eating Wegmans brand spinach, the New York State Department of Health has confirmed with Food Safety News. Four patients have been hospitalized, with three of the four now discharged.
Food Safety News is communicating with health departments in states where Wegmans grocery stores are located to verify any other illnesses. Health departments in both Pennsylvania and Maryland have thus far said they have no illnesses to report. Wegmans stores are also located in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts.
Wegmans issued a voluntary recall of their ‘Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix’ on Thursday due to possible E. coli contamination.
Continue reading, "Spinach E. coli Outbreak: 16 Ill in New York" at Food Safety News.