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Another Mystery Leafy Green Recall – 228,360 Lbs. of Spinach

Thanks to the Bug Lady for outing another time where the FDA seems to think that we do not need to know.  As she said, leading the list of Class 1 Food recalls in the Enforcement Report for February 8, 2012 is the following item:

PRODUCT:  Robert’s S 1 cut leaf spinach; “Curly” spinach. There is no specific type of labeling on the 30 lb. totes, except a small sticker label identifying the “pup” container which identifies the harvest date and the field. Field: Robert’s S 1. Harvest Date City: Uvalde, Texas. Farmer: Jimmy Crawford. Pup container #s: “11-21 2011 TIRO TRES FARMS Roberts S1″, “11-22 2011 TIRO TRES FARMS Roberts S1″, “11-23 2011 TIRO TRES FARMS Roberts S1″, “11-25 2011 TIRO TRES FARMS Roberts S1″, “11-28 2011 TIRO TRES FARMS Roberts S1″, “11-29 2011 TIRO TRES FARMS Roberts S1″. Recall # F-0643-2012.

CODE:  a) 11/28/2011;.11-21 2011; 11-22 2011; 11-23 2011; 11-25 2011; 11-28 2011; 11-29 2011.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER:  Tiro Tres Farms, Eagle Pass, TX, by letters on December 31, 2011. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON: Product tested positive for E-coli O157:H7.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:  228,360 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION: CO, KY, MA, PA, and Ontario and Quebec, Canada.