Tainted spinach outbreak has some LIers steering clear of all things leafy

The recent E.coli bacteria scare linked to fresh spinach has many Long Islanders concerned. Grocers have pulled packaged and loose spinach from shelves. Over at the Star Diner in Hicksville, a favorite

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2006, 10:40 PM

Updated 6,507 days ago

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The recent E.coli bacteria scare linked to fresh spinach has many Long Islanders concerned. Grocers have pulled packaged and loose spinach from shelves. Over at the Star Diner in Hicksville, a favorite spinach salad has been taken off the menu until further notice. The outbreak also has some consumers steering clear of all things leafy, including lettuce. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration has linked the health hazard to a California company and is trying to pinpoint the source of the contamination. The government says tampering is not suspected. Possible sources include contaminated irrigation water, fertilizer and harvest.
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