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Salmonella concerns prompt spinach recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall for several brands of prepackaged spinach due to salmonella concerns.

The CFIA and Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain varieties of Frisco’s, Queen Victoria and Metro brands spinach. The full list can be seen below.

The spinach was distributed in Ontario and Quebec and may also have been distributed to other provinces.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Ippolito, a Burlington company, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

The CFIA said food tainted with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea and severe arthritis.

Affected products:

Brand Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Frisco’s 284 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258/2013 SE 30
0 33383 65201 6
Frisco’s 170 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258
0 33383 45041 4
Queen Victoria 227 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258/2013 SE 30
0 60556 00227 9
Metro 171 g Lot Code/Best Before
2 D66258/2013 SE 30
0 59749 89955 0

Click here for more information on the recall.