Better Brand not so good; spinach positive for E. coli O157:H7 recalled
Posted: December 23rd, 2011 - 9:38pm by Doug Powell
Continuing with theme of bad press release writing and UNNECESSARY EMPHASIS WITH ALL CAPS, Avon Heights Mushrooms is recalling certain packages of fresh packaged spinach. The brands include Krisp Pak 1 Ooz bags, Better Brand 10oz.bags, and Avon Heights 4-2.51b bags.
“The implicated packages have a "best if used by" code of DEC16 and codes DP 340 and T691.
"During routine surveillance sampling, one package of Better Brand 10oz spinach tested positive for ecoli 0157h”
They mean E. coli O157:H7.
“Out of a preponderance of caution the company is recalling all packages produced on the affected day.
“NO ILLNESSES have been associated with this incident.
“Consumers should discard the product with the specific codes and write to the company address on the package for a refund. Refunds will only be given for the product with the above specified codes.”
Yes, people should throw the contaminated spinach away, cross-contamination with E. coli O157:H7 is too risky, but what about people who just write down the correct code and mail in for a refund?
And why no location for Avon Heights Mushrooms in the original press release, although I’m guessing Pennsylvania.
WHERE WAS THE SPINACH GROWN?