Spinach E. coli Outbreak of 2006

  • Contaminated Spinach Processed at Natural Selection Foods

  • First reported illness

  • CDC initiates investigation

  • Fresh spinach suggested as the source

  • FDA warns the public

  • Companies begin voluntary recall

  • Spinach grown outside of California declared safe

  • FDA declares the source is known, spinach is safe to eat

  • Federal agencies end regular updates, outbreak is declared over