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Federal E. coli investigation closed against Dole, Natural Selections and Mission Organics

The Associated Press and the Salinas Californian reported that the US Attorney’s Office has closed its investigation into last year’s E.coli outbreak linked to fresh spinach from the Salinas Valley, the Associated Press has reported.  The investigation included searches at Growers Express in Salinas, and Natural Selection Foods in San Juan Bautista, California, as well as a number of fields in Santa Clara, Monterey and San Benito counties.  Test results linked a strain of the bacteria found on a cattle ranch to the outbreak that killed three people and sickened nearly 200.

So far we have resolved the claims of 29 individuals and families who became ill or died as a result of eating contaminated Dole spinach.