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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An outbreak of E. coli in eight states has left at least one person dead and 50 others sick, federal health officials said Thursday in warning consumers not to eat bagged fresh spinach.

    The outbreak of the sometimes deadly bug killed one person in Wisconsin, said Dr. David Acheson, of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The outbreak has sickened people -- eight of them seriously -- in Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah as well.

    FDA officials do not know the source of the outbreak, other than it appears to be linked to bagged spinach. "We're advising people not to eat it," Acheson said
     
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    Advising people not to walk around with one eye open, smoking a corn-cobb pipe and have unnaturally freakish calf and forearm muscles? Absurd.
     
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    That's terrible!

    My worst run-in with spinach is the funny rubbery sensation it leaves on my teeth after eating cooked spinach.
     
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    There was a report on the news tonight here in Wisconsin about it. The person who died is apparently from here, although they won't say which town. They also reiterated the warning about bagged spinach.
     
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    Grr. Had spinach salad for dinner last night. Love the stuff. :(

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    You're not actually human at all, are you.
     
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    No, I'm a jaguar, can't you tell?

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    Yeah, I hear they just go wild for spinach... :rolleyes:
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    ooo, and spinach soufflé? yummm

    doctor says I can;t have too much spinach.. I'll form kidney stones again. :( :( :(

    there was a bagged spinach scare down here a while ago, too.
     
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    I like spinach salad with bacon and pine nuts and this onion/tomato dressing. It's soo good.
     
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    You must not be human either then. Are you perchance a jaguar :p

    We substitute raisins for pine nuts and have been using a nice vegan creamy garlic dressing recently.

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    Raisins are like dried ticks. Yuck.
     
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    What will our poor favorite sailor eat if Spinach is unsafe to consume? ;) :D

    Interesting analogy iGary, but I still loves me some raisins. :D
     
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    He eats tinned spinach so he's safe!
     
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    You're getting the wrong kind. Check out the selection at Trader Joes next time you want a conversation with a Dwyer supporter.

    We've also used dried cranberries with some success...

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    Good call, I guess that popeye is safe from harm then. :D

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    I heard this story on the TV news. People getting sick is no laughing matter, but "killer spinach" is still a humorous phrase.

    I like tossing fresh spinach into a salad, and I even like creamed spinach, even though I don't think it looks appetizing.

    But those pictures aren't the real Popeye. This is!

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    Oh yes, Spinach on Pizza is delicious!!!!!

    Too bad about that one person that died and the 50 sick, i guess i'll stay away from the stuff for a bit.
     
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    Suggestions on preventive measures...

    It's really concerning that, with all the technologies available, the threat of E. coli can be spread in bagged spinach and salads. We know the real culprit isn't Brutus (aka: Bluto), but I'm wondering what measures are being taken by FDA all the way down to the farmers to address cause and prevention?
     

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    well now it is up to 20 states, and 94 sick... dang. that is up from 11 states just an hour ago or so...
     
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    I like cooked salmon (canned, don't have any other kind) and black berries in my Spinach Salad.
     
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    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
     
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    I already ate half a bag of my spinach (generic Kroger's brand) when they announced this ... oh well, today i just finished the rest. I'm not sick so this must be okay. :confused:
     

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