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Church Brothers, LLC Announces Voluntary
Recall of Bagged Spinach

 

Contact:
Consumer:
800-799-9475

Media:
Lisa Watson
202-384-1844
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 20, 2011 – Church Brothers, LLC is voluntarily recalling 560 bags of clipped spinach as a precautionary measure after one bag tested positive for Salmonella during a random USDA Microbiological Data Program sampling. The recalled product was processed on October 6, 2011 and shipped in 2.5 pound bags to Super King Markets in Los Angeles, California. The bagged spinach affected by this recall was available for sale beginning October 7, 2011 and has a “best if used by” date of 10/23/11.

No illnesses related to this product have been reported and no other Church Brothers, LLC products are affected by this recall.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recalled 2.5 pound bags of clipped spinach were in clear packaging and marked as follows:

Best By DateManufacturer Code
10/23/2011A279 47166

“We are cooperating closely with the US Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health to ensure prompt removal of product associated with the recall,” said Steve Church, Church Brothers, and LLC.  “While we are not aware of any illnesses associated with this product, it is important that we act quickly based on the random sample results in order to reduce any risk to public health.”

Anyone who has in their possession any of the recalled bagged spinach as described above should not consume it, and should destroy it or return it to Church Brothers, LLC.

Consumers with questions or who need information may call 1-800-799-9475, media questions should be directed to Lisa Watson at 202-384-1844.

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