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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

About That Tainted Spinach?

Jeff Bargholz has an excellent piece up over at "The Autonomist" taking a look at who the real culprit might be...
Food and Drug Administration (FDA,) health officials were quick to blame California spinach harvests for producing the tainted crop. Officials have told news agencies they do not know of a link to a specific growing region, grower, brand, or supplier. In a strangely contradictory statement, officials say they believe the tainted spinach may have been grown in California. Federal and state health officials are there now trying to pinpoint the source of the contamination. The only evidence that the tainted spinach was grown in California is that the majority of the American crop is produced there.

Disease ridden Mexico is being studiously ignored as a possible source. Mexico exports fresh spinach to America year round, and E coli outbreaks are common there, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, or CDCP.)
Read the whole thing.

H/T Parker Rumsey via email.

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