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The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert to consumers of fresh bagged spinach about an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in multiple states that may be associated with the consumption of produce. Preliminary epidemiological evidence suggests that bagged fresh spinach may be a possible source of this outbreak. Based on the current information, FDA advises that consumers not eat fresh bagged spinach at this time.
E. coli O157:H7 causes diarrhea, often with bloody stools. Some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. It is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
To date, 187 cases, from 26 states, of illness due to E. coli infection have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including 18 cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), over 60 hospitalizations, and at least one death. Illnesses continue to be reported to CDC.
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Fresh Bagged Spinach E. Coli in the News:APR-23-07: The companies that were involved in the spinach E. coli outbreak last year have settled lawsuits related to the deaths of three women. The women had eaten fresh spinach from Dole. There are still dozens of lawsuits that have not yet been settled. [CALIFORNIAN: SPINACH E. COLI]
DEC-10-06: E.coli spinach outbreak reveals government oversite committee needs better monitoring of farms and distribution. [DELAWARE ONLINE: SPINACH E.COLI]
DEC-08-06: Food distributors are required to keep track of their goods' whereabouts, which helped in the quick removal of E. coli tainted spinach from grocery shelves. [DE VELOCITY: E. COLI TAINTED SPINACH]
NOV-27-06: Eyewitness News claims experts say the E. coli spinach debacle is still a real threat. [WJZ: SPINACH E.COLI THREAT]
NOV-13-06: Cooked, frozen and canned spinach OK to eat - only raw spinach harbors e. coli bacteria. [COMMERCIAL APPEAL: SPINACH E.COLI]
OCT-12-06: Cattle ranch next to Salinas Valley spinach fields has been linked to deadly e. coli outbreak. [WISN: SPINACH E.COLI]
SEP-18-06: Utah Child Sues California Spinach Producer Over E. coli Illness. [PRESS RELEASE: SPINACH]
SEP-18-06: 109 cases of illness due to E. coli infection have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 16 cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and one death. [LOS ANGELES TIMES]
SEP-15-06: Second Lawsuit Filed by Victims of E. coli Outbreak Traced to Fresh Bagged Spinach. [PRESS RELEASE: SPINACH]
SEP-15-06: FDA Warns Against Deadly Bagged Spinach [ABC NEWS: SPINACH]
SEP-14-06: Dole Sued by Oregon E. coli Victim [PRESS RELEASE: SPINACH]
Fresh Bagged Spinach ComplaintContracting e. coli can result in serious health consequences, and in come cases, death. If you or someone in your family has been infected with e. coli after eating spinach, please click the link below, and an experienced and compassionate lawyer will contact you to discuss your case. There is no charge for this claim evaluation.
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My aunt and I believe my mother died from the spinach ecoli outbreak. She got sick suddenly and ended up being diagnosed sepsis by the coroner. She was 73 years old
I was 33 1/2 weeks when I went into labor due to an E-coli infection. My daughter was very premature and had to stay in the NICU for 2 weeks. Her eyes have been damaged from the E-coli. Fortunately she is not blind but does have a significant amount of scar tissue from the bacteria.
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