Whole Foods recalls several food products due to possible salmonella contamination

Whole Foods recalls food items containing baby spinach over salmonella fears

Whole Foods recalls food items containing baby spinach over salmonella fears

Products affected include certain salads, pizza, sandwiches, and wraps, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

There are 54 items on the list of prepared foods recalled by Whole Foods, with names, numbers and sell-by dates all available at the FDA's website. The products were distributed in NY and Florida.

The recall affects New York, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

Grocery store giant Whole Foods announced a voluntary recall of multiple prepared foods that contain baby spinach, citing concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella.

Whole Foods Market in Union Square in New York City is pictured on June 15, 2018.

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Consumers who bought the potentially tainted spinach should return it to the store you bought it from.

No illnesses have been reported.

Executives say they have not received any reports of sickness, but urge concerned customers to throw out food that fits this description. Most healthy people who get the infection though experience highly uncomfortable but not deadly side effects.

Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella is the cause for 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States annually.

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