Egg recall: Does it rank with other major food recalls?

3. Spinach recall – September 2006

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    Steve Rispoli, supervisor of produce at Whole Foods Market in Middletown, N.J., arranges bagged produce, including fresh spinach in January 2007, a few months after the large spinach recall. The recall shook consumer confidence in spinach and other greens, according to a study, and cost the industry more than $350 million.
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Customers were warned not to eat bagged or fresh spinach after the CDC reported cases of e.coli contamination in 19 states. In all, the outbreak was linked to five fatalities and more than $350 million for the spinach industry. After an investigation, an FDA report said the cause remained unknown.

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