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FDA warns US consumers not to eat spinach after E coli outbreak

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7570.673-c (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:673
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the United States that began in August has now spread to 25 states and made 171 people sick.


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    Don Moseley, an employee of General Produce, opens cases of bagged spinach and tosses them into a skip in Forest Park, Georgia

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    In the worst affected state, Wisconsin, a 77 year old woman died from the haemolyticuraemic syndrome. Two other suspicious deaths are being investigated: a child in Idaho and an elderly woman in Maryland, who had both eaten raw spinach before …

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