Spinach will soon be back on grocery store shelves around our area after more than two weeks of being tossed out and avoided. The Food and Drug Administration released a warning on September 14 about E. coli tainted spinach. The bacteria killed at least one person and caused 187 others to become sick. The outbreak spanned through 26 states.
The exact cause of the contamination has not yet been determined. But it has been narrowed down to pre-packaged spinach manufactured in California. The FDA says recently purchased spinach is safe to eat, but those with an expiration date of October 1 and earlier should still be thrown out.