Attention, Whole Foods shoppers: The store just issued a recall that could affect your fridge and your shopping list.
What products are recalled?
Recalls have already become common this year, and Whole Foods brings us the latest warning. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tells buyers not to eat the supermarket’s prepared products containing baby spinach after greens supplier Satur Farms issued the recall. The cautious recall is due to possible salmonella contamination, which we’ve seen a lot of lately.
The items in question include fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches and more, purchased from the deli, salad bar and hot bar. Here is the full list of products affected.
In which states is the recall?
So far, eight states are included in the recall: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
How do I know if I have one of these products?
Because all prepared Whole Foods items containing baby spinach are suspect, there’s not just one Sell By date or UPC code we can use to identify contaminated products. Your best bet is to take a look at the FDA’s list of at-risk items. If you still have any of these products, do not eat them.
I have one of these products! What should I do with it?
The FDA encourages you to throw out any items in question. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Or, if you have the receipt, you can get a full refund at the location you bought from. Call the Whole Foods hotline at 1-844-936-8255. They can be reached from 7 a.m-10 p.m. CST during the workweek or between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends.
How can I avoid getting salmonella?
To avoid salmonella, follow the FDA’s advice and get rid of your Whole Foods baby spinach products. Don’t try to cook the salmonella out of your food. It’s a nasty illness that can affect anyone at any age, so wash your hands after handling raw ingredients. Keep your family healthy by practicing food safety and following FDA instructions!