An alert has been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the public asking them not to consume Queen Victoria brand of fresh spinach, as they fear that it may be contaminated with salmonella.
This brand of spinach is available in 284-gram packages and bears UPC 0 33383 65201 6 and Dec. 7. as the best before date. The product has been called off the shelves from the shops but the agency fears some people may still have it in their stores at home.
No one has been reported ill from consuming the spinach and the warning is issued as a precautionary measure.
The CFIA also adds that the presence of salmonella bacteria in food may not make it look or smell spoilt.