Oh no, here we go again. I just saw an article stating that a California company has recalled fresh spinach due to a positive test for salmonella. No illness has been reported yet. I remember the spinach scare last year (due to E. coli) that kept my favorite salad green off the shelves for what seemed like weeks! Please please don't let this happen... I was counting on eating healthy salads these next few weeks!
Now of course, I understand that if there is a chance that spinach is contaminated, that it should be pulled from the shelves. What angers me is the double standard! Meat recalls happen everyday, how often do you hear about them? During the spinach scare of 2006 you couldn't find spinach anywhere, but have you ever seen all beef taken off the shelves due to recall? No, of course not, because the meat industry and the USDA are best buddies. And of course, since the spinach scare, I meet so many people that, when I inform them I'm vegan, make some crack about how I have a better chance of getting salmonella because I eat vegetables. HELLO! Don't they realize that is the factory farming industry that is responsible for the E. coli and salmonella in my leafy greens?
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