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Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix Sickens 19 with E. coli in Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, Wayne and Erie Counties in New York

Food Safety News reports that at least 19 New Yorkers have fallen ill in an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to spinach salad mix purchased at Wegmans stores. That number has risen from the 16 cases first confirmed by the New York State Department of Health on Friday.

Of those ill, five have been hospitalized, with four already having been discharged.

The illnesses are spread across five counties: Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, Wayne and Erie.

Wegmans issued a voluntary recall of their ‘Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix’ on Thursday due to possible E. coli contamination.

The two recalled products are:

- Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, 11oz – UPC: 77890-16411 – ONLY product sold between 10/14/12 and 11/1/12.

- Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, 5oz – UPC: 77890-16437 – ONLY product sold between 10/14/12 and 11/1/12.