Whole foods baby spinach recall

Satur Farms’ Recall of Baby Spinach Affects Prepared Food Items from Whole Foods Market Stores in Eight States


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In response to a recall by Satur Farms, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling various prepared foods items in eight states containing baby spinach because of a potential contamination of Salmonella.

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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i. e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected products, including salads, pizza, sandwiches and wraps, were sold at stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. No illnesses have been reported at this time.

Affected products are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label and can be identified by the following information. Additionally, consumers who purchased items containing baby spinach from the salad bars or hot bars at Whole Foods Market locations in these states should discard items purchased through January 23, 2019.


Product Product Code (begins with) Sell by Date Affected States
Chicken Florentine Panini 0265249 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Golden Beet & Tangerine Salad 0276651 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Locavore Cheese Steak Wrap 0288833 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon 0276640 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Quinoa with Dark Leafy Greens 0276652 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Roasted Vegetables Panini 0286668 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Salad Spring Berry Power 0261702 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Smoked Turkey with Apple & Cheddar Sandwich 0289436 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Spinach and Vegetable Quinoa Salad 0287410 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Spinach Ravioli Salad with Lemon, Tomato, and Parmesan CC 0262216 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa CC 0226215 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Tofu Shawarma Wrap 0225938 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Turkey Avocado Sandwich (Turkado Sandwich) 0268506 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Turkey with Spinach & Feta Sandwich 0278131 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Vegan Spinach Almond Ricotta Pizza 0289927 1/26/2019 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Chicken Cordon Blue Panini 0236489 1/24/2019 CT, NJ, NY
New England Cranberry Turkey Sandwich 0236543 1/24/2019 CT, NJ, NY
Paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad 0278786 1/27/2019 CT, NJ, NY
Spinach, Sauteed with Garlic CC 0262208 1/27/2019 CT, NJ, NY
Avocado Dragon Ball Bowl 0239999 1/27/2019 FL
Bistro Pasta Salad 0270265 1/26/2019 FL
Breakfast Sandwich Platter 0289062 1/26/2019 FL
Chicken Enchiladas Dinner 0268015 1/28/2019 FL
Cilantro & Lime Chicken Burrito 0270878 1/26/2019 FL
Coconut Kiwi Butter Bowl 0251413 1/27/2019 FL
Egg White & Spinach Breakfast 0276983 1/27/2019 FL
Egg White Burrito 0276829 1/27/2019 FL
Eggplant Rolantini 0270871 1/26/2019 FL
Focaccia Vegetable Pesto Sandwich 0260646 1/27/2019 FL
Goat Cheese Salad With Mandarin Orange & Candied Cashews 0272681 1/27/2019 FL
I Yam What I Yam Bowl 0251986 1/27/2019 FL
Large Brasserie Cheese Goat Salad 0272680 1/27/2019 FL
Large Goat Cheese Green Salad 0289143 1/28/2019 FL
Large Spinach & Mushroom Salad 0272061 1/27/2019 FL
Maple Glazed Acorn Squash 0284071 1/26/2019 FL
Mesclun Mix With Candied Pecans & Sun Dried Cranberries 0272093 1/27/2019 FL
Mesclun Mix With Candied Pecans & SunDried Cranberries 0272788 1/27/2019 FL
Mustard Crusted Salmon 0271328 1/28/2019 FL
My Big Fat Greek Pizza 0270663 1/26/2019 FL
Orange Lentil Vegetable Egg Bowl 0251625 1/27/2019 FL
Pizza Il Mediterraneo  0229250 1/24/2019 FL
Salad Golden Beets Tangerine  0271078 1/26/2019 FL
Sandwich Baguette Chicken Saltimbocca 0237929 1/26/2019 FL
Sandwich Baguette Turkey Brie  0237933 1/26/2019 FL
Sandwich Ham Olive Sliced  0236398 1/27/2019 FL
Serbian Ajvar Vegetable Club 0220041 1/28/2019 FL
Small Spinach & Mushroom Salad 0272793 1/27/2019 FL
Smoked Mozzarella Pasta 0225081 1/28/2019 FL
Spinach Artichoke Bleus Pizza 0271388 1/26/2019 FL
Spinach Gorgonzola Salad 0267982 1/26/2019 FL
Spinach Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad 0260136 1/28/2019 FL
Spinach Walnut Bleus Pizza 0271331 1/26/2019 FL
Vegetable Pesto Focaccia 0244952 1/27/2019 FL
Vegetable Pesto Focaccia Sandwich 0244953 1/27/2019 FL
Watermelon Garbanzo Vegetable Bowl 0251968 1/27/2019 FL

Customers who purchased these products can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

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Whole Foods Spinach Recall: What Parents Need to Know

Salads, pizza, sandwiches, wraps + the salad and hot bars are impacted in 8 states.

By Heather Marcoux January 25, 2019

Whole Foods

There’s another big food recall for parents to be aware of, but don’t worry, no one is sick it is just a precaution.

Whole Foods is recalling several prepared items containing baby spinach because of potential Salmonella contamination.

This includes salads, pizza, sandwiches and wraps sold at stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.

According to the CDC, Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States yearly. Most people recover without treatment from an episode of diarrhea, fever and cramps that lasts about a week, but some people do need to be hospitalized and of course, small children are among those most at risk, with kids under five having higher rates of Salmonella infection than any other age group.

In addition to the prepared meals, the baby spinach from the salad bars and hot bars at Whole Foods stores in the above states was also impacted, so if you’ve got salad bar items with spinach, toss them.

For all the other items, check your recent prepared item purchases against this list. There’s a lot of different salads, wraps, sandwiches and pizzas involved in the recall.

Product Product Code (begins with)Sell by DateAffected States
Chicken Florentine Panini02652491/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Golden Beet & Tangerine Salad02766511/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Locavore Cheese Steak Wrap02888331/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon02766401/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Quinoa with Dark Leafy Greens02766521/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Roasted Vegetables Panini02866681/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Salad Spring Berry Power02617021/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Smoked Turkey with Apple & Cheddar Sandwich02894361/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Spinach and Vegetable Quinoa Salad02874101/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Spinach Ravioli Salad with Lemon, Tomato, and Parmesan CC02622161/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa CC02262151/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Tofu Shawarma Wrap02259381/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Turkey Avocado Sandwich (Turkado Sandwich)02685061/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Turkey with Spinach & Feta Sandwich02781311/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Vegan Spinach Almond Ricotta Pizza02899271/26/2019CT, MA, ME, NH, RI
Chicken Cordon Blue Panini02364891/24/2019CT, NJ, NY
New England Cranberry Turkey Sandwich02365431/24/2019CT, NJ, NY
Paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad02787861/27/2019CT, NJ, NY
Spinach, Sauteed with Garlic CC02622081/27/2019CT, NJ, NY
Avocado Dragon Ball Bowl02399991/27/2019FL
Bistro Pasta Salad02702651/26/2019FL
Breakfast Sandwich Platter02890621/26/2019FL
Chicken Enchiladas Dinner02680151/28/2019FL
Cilantro & Lime Chicken Burrito02708781/26/2019FL
Coconut Kiwi Butter Bowl02514131/27/2019FL
Egg White & Spinach Breakfast02769831/27/2019FL
Egg White Burrito02768291/27/2019FL
Eggplant Rolantini02708711/26/2019FL
Focaccia Vegetable Pesto Sandwich02606461/27/2019FL
Goat Cheese Salad With Mandarin Orange & Candied Cashews02726811/27/2019FL
I Yam What I Yam Bowl02519861/27/2019FL
Large Brasserie Cheese Goat Salad02726801/27/2019FL
Large Goat Cheese Green Salad02891431/28/2019FL
Large Spinach & Mushroom Salad02720611/27/2019FL
Maple Glazed Acorn Squash02840711/26/2019FL
Mesclun Mix With Candied Pecans & Sun Dried Cranberries02720931/27/2019FL
Mesclun Mix With Candied Pecans & SunDried Cranberries02727881/27/2019FL
Mustard Crusted Salmon02713281/28/2019FL
My Big Fat Greek Pizza02706631/26/2019FL
Orange Lentil Vegetable Egg Bowl02516251/27/2019FL
Pizza Il Mediterraneo02292501/24/2019FL
Salad Golden Beets Tangerine02710781/26/2019FL
Sandwich Baguette Chicken Saltimbocca02379291/26/2019FL
Sandwich Baguette Turkey Brie02379331/26/2019FL
Sandwich Ham Olive Sliced02363981/27/2019FL
Serbian Ajvar Vegetable Club02200411/28/2019FL
Small Spinach & Mushroom Salad02727931/27/2019FL
Smoked Mozzarella Pasta02250811/28/2019FL
Spinach Artichoke Bleus Pizza02713881/26/2019FL
Spinach Gorgonzola Salad02679821/26/2019FL
Spinach Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad02601361/28/2019FL
Spinach Walnut Bleus Pizza02713311/26/2019FL
Vegetable Pesto Focaccia02449521/27/2019FL
Vegetable Pesto Focaccia Sandwich02449531/27/2019FL
Watermelon Garbanzo Vegetable Bowl02519681/27/2019FL

If you have one of these items (and a valid receipt) bring it to your Whole Foods for a refund. If you don’t have the receipt, just toss it. It’s not worth the risk.

health benefits and harms for men, women, children

The history of spinach

Spinach is a green herbaceous plant that reaches maturity in just a month. Contrary to popular belief, spinach is actually a leafy vegetable, not a green.

Persia is considered the birthplace of spinach, where it was first specially bred. The plant came to Europe in the Middle Ages, and in Russia they began to actively use spinach not so long ago - only two hundred years ago. In the wild, the plant is found in the Caucasus, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. In Arab countries, spinach is as important a crop as we have cabbage, it is eaten very often and in any form. nine0005

Spinach juice is used as food coloring, added to creams, ice cream, dumpling dough and even pasta.

Many learned about spinach from the American cartoon about the sailor Popeye. The protagonist ate canned spinach in all difficult situations and was immediately charged with strength and gained superpowers. Thanks to this kind of advertising, this vegetable has become incredibly popular in the United States and spinach producers even erected a monument to Papaya.

Benefits of spinach

Spinach is considered very nutritious, which is quite surprising compared to the usual greens. The point is the high content of protein - more of it only in young peas and beans. Such vegetable protein is easily digested and saturates for a long time.

Spinach holds the record for potassium, iron and manganese content. It is recommended for people with anemia and in the recovery period after illness. Spinach has a slight anti-inflammatory, laxative and diuretic effect, due to which it is effective for edema. nine0005

There is also a lot of iodine in spinach, which is useful for residents of areas with insufficient iodized water and food. The inclusion of spinach in the diet can make up for the deficiency of this trace element.

High fiber content helps to increase intestinal motility, fight constipation and speed up metabolism during weight loss. Fiber fibers swell in the intestines and cause a feeling of satiety.

- All green leaves contain chlorophyll, so spinach improves microcirculation, prevents blood and bile thickening. Spinach is very useful for pregnant women and vegetarians, explains gastroenterologist Irina Varshavskaya .

Composition and calorie spinach

Calorie content per 100 grams 22 kcal
Squirrels 2.9 g
0.3 g

Spinach is harmful

– Due to the high content of oxalic acid in the composition of the vegetable, it is forbidden to eat it for people suffering from gout and rheumatism, acute stomach ulcers. An increased amount of oxalic acid in food can also provoke an exacerbation of urolithiasis and cholelithiasis, cystitis, warns Irina Varshavskaya. nine0005

Spinach is not recommended for young children for the same reason - it is still difficult for the baby's intestines to cope with such food. The smallest amount of oxalic acid is in the very young leaves of the plant.

The high amount of dietary fiber in spinach can cause gas and diarrhoea, so it is best to eat it in small portions. In case of problems with the thyroid gland, spinach is recommended to be eaten after consulting a specialist. The saturation of the vegetable with iodine can adversely affect the course of the disease. nine0005

Medicinal uses of spinach

In medicine, spinach is often included in therapeutic diets. Due to its low calorie content and low glycemic index, spinach is recommended for diabetics and overweight people.

Spinach is especially useful for the elderly: beta-carotene and lutein in this vegetable reduce eye fatigue and can prevent dystrophy and age-related changes in the retina, as well as visual impairment from hard work at the monitor. In terms of the content of useful trace elements, spinach is second only to carrots. nine0005

Spinach juice is taken as a mild laxative that increases intestinal peristalsis. The juice is also used for rinsing the mouth - the anti-inflammatory effect helps in the treatment of gum disease.

Use of spinach in cooking

Spinach is eaten fresh, boiled, canned and added to sauces, soups, salads, casseroles and even cocktails. Fresh spinach is most useful, and when added to hot dishes, greens are laid at the very end and stewed for a short time in order to preserve as many vitamins as possible. nine0005

Ready-made dishes with spinach are best eaten immediately and not stored for a long time, since the nitrate salts in spinach can eventually be converted into nitrogenous salts that are hazardous to health.

Spaghetti with Spinach

Adding spinach will enrich the taste of the usual spaghetti. The dish turns out to be hearty and nutritious

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Pasta (dry) 150 g
Spinach 200 g0032 Drinking cream 120 ml
Cheese (solid) 50 g
Onions are onion
mushrooms (e. Ground black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Butter 1 tbsp. spoon

Wash onions and mushrooms and cut into half rings and slices. Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion and mushrooms until tender. Add chopped spinach, stir and simmer for a couple of minutes. nine0005

Then pour in the cream, season with salt and pepper, add the grated cheese and mix thoroughly. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer over low heat until cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti in water according to package instructions. Drain, toss spaghetti with spinach sauce before serving, or layer it on top.

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Spinach pesto sauce

Traditionally, the sauce is made from green basil, but spinach pesto is no less tasty and original. You can add your favorite seasonings if you wish. They eat pesto with anything - on bread, with vegetables, add it to pasta and other dishes. The sauce can be stored in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks

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Spinach 200 g
Basil 50 g

How to select and store spinach

Spinach is sold fresh and chopped frozen. When choosing fresh greens, pay attention to the elasticity of the leaves and the absence of spots and yellowness. Spinach sold by the root or in pots has a much longer shelf life than just the leaves.

Spinach should be refrigerated. It loses its beneficial properties quite quickly, but they can be preserved longer by freezing the leaves or buying an already frozen product. Cold does not affect the taste, but the texture and density of the plant will be lost. Frozen spinach can be used in casseroles, sauces, while fresh spinach can be used in salads and sandwiches. nine0005

Nutrition for children up to a year - Healthy Russia

By the age of six months, the child gets acquainted with the first "adult" food. What and how to feed the baby at this age?

By six months, your baby is ready to start eating more than just breast milk or formula. At this age, the child gets acquainted with the first "adult" food. Tatyana Borovik, Head of the Department of Healthy and Sick Child Nutrition at the Scientific Center for Children's Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, tells about what products are used to feed children under one year old. nine0005

Is it possible "out of a jar"?

Despite the fact that baby receives a spoonful of in the truest sense of the word, even such a volume of cooking can be difficult for parents. After all, it is necessary to buy high-quality and absolutely fresh products, cook them in compliance with all hygiene standards, grind them to the desired consistency, and even so that all important vitamins remain in the food.

Infant nutrition nine0005

Find out when your baby should start eating complementary foods, how to introduce them correctly and where to start.

In most cases, Prepackaged Weaning Products make life easier for parents and provide the baby with all the nutrients.


Grain complementary foods - porridge - one of the main sources of carbohydrates, vegetable proteins and fats, dietary fiber, iron, selenium, vitamins B1, B2 and PP. Grain-based complementary foods should start at gluten-free (gluten-free) cereals: rice, buckwheat, later corn. Porridges can be dairy or dairy-free, depending on what suits your baby. Dairy-free porridges are diluted with breast milk or infant formula received by the child. In the future, if the baby has no problems with digestion, you can start using gluten-containing cereals: oatmeal, barley, wheat, semolina and cereals from a mixture of cereals.

Vegetables nine0003

Vegetable puree is a source of potassium, iron, dietary fiber, including pectins, and other useful substances. Certain types of vegetables - carrots, pumpkin, spinach - are rich in carotene , which in the body turns into vitamin A, which is necessary for the normal growth and development of the child. At the beginning of the introduction of complementary foods , vegetable puree should consist of one type of vegetable with delicate fiber, such as zucchini. Further, it is advisable to use a combination of 3-4 vegetables. nine0005

Protein products

Children up to one year of age should be fed gradually cottage cheese and egg yolk — valuable sources of animal protein and fat, calcium, and vitamin B2. Meat contains complete animal protein, which in beef, lean pork, rabbit meat, chicken, chicken, turkey, horse meat contains up to 20-21 percent. The meat contains well-digestible so-called heme iron, magnesium, zinc, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12. Puree from dietary meat in the diet is recommended to be introduced to children older than 6 months. nine0238 Fish is a complete source of protein and fat, it contains Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins B2, B12 and minerals. Fish is introduced into the diet of children from 8–9 months with caution, carefully observing whether the child has signs of intolerance. It is used once or twice a week instead of a meat dish.

Juices and fruit purees

Juices contain natural sugars - glucose, fructose, sucrose and organic acids - malic, citric, which have a positive effect on digestion. In addition, they are rich in potassium, which in most juices is up to 150 mg per 100 ml, and contains up to 2 mg of iron per 100 ml. Vitamin C, citric acid, individual minerals, and natural fruit flavors can be additionally added to industrial juices. The first baby should be given apple or pear juice , which are traditional for Russia and rarely cause allergic reactions.


Breastfeeding? We tell you how to prepare for feeding, how to avoid possible difficulties, and how a nursing mother should eat.

Fruit purees are similar in composition and nutritional value to fruit juices, especially those containing pulp. At the same time, they contain sugars, organic acids and dietary fiber in greater quantities than juices. nine0005

Dairy products

Despite the fact that cow's milk is an excellent product for adult nutrition, rich in valuable protein and calcium, it is not suitable for feeding children under one year old . After all, human and cow's milk are two completely different products. For example, cow's milk has 2.5 times more protein than women's milk, and a baby does not need such a large amount of protein yet. For the same reason, fermented milk products for baby food (baby kefir, yoghurts) can be introduced into the child's diet no earlier than 8 months of age. And in an amount of not more than 200 ml per day. nine0005

About water

The largest amount of water - about 85 percent - is found in breast milk and infant formula. The composition of "solid" food - bread, cereal, mashed potatoes - includes 30 percent of water. So the liquid for the baby at the stage of introducing complementary foods is quite enough. It is best to use special bottled water for baby food for drinking and preparing formulas and complementary foods. It is bacteriologically safe, does not contain harmful chemical and radioactive substances, does not require boiling. nine0005

Rules for the introduction of each new product

The introduction of each new product starts with a small amount, gradually increasing it.

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