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Dole Spinach Outbreak Confirmed

On March 21, 2007, The California Department of Health Services and the United States Food and Drug Administration released its report, “Investigation of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak Associated with Dole Pre-Packaged Spinach.”  and, “Recommendations in follow up to the Investigation of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak Associated with Dole PrePackaged Spinach.”  The report and recommendations follow the 2006 E. coli outbreak that was traced to pre-packated Dole spinach that was produced in California’s Salinas Valley and sold nationwide.