Food Recall – Organicgirl Baby Spinach
Spinach Recall Information
According to FOX 59 News, this recall follows test results that suggested the existence of trace levels of the naturally occurring element cadmium. The baby spinach was distributed to a total of 13 states including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Utah.
The FDA states that the health risks of this recall are very low non-life threatening. The effects of the cadmium are perceived to be temporary or reversible. There have been no illnesses reported with this recall
Organicgirl urges consumers to discard the product in question for a full replacement.
What is Cadmium?
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- OSHA describes Cadmium as a soft, malleable, bluish white metal. Most often found in zinc ores, Cadmium can also be found in greenockite.
- Cadmium was First discovered in the European country of Germany in 1817.
- In the mid-1800s it was used as a pigment because of its ability to produce brilliant yellow, orange, and red colors.
- Cadmium quickly became a necessary metal and is still being used today in the production of nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable batteries and as a sacrificial corrosion-protection coating for iron and steel.
- The natural element’s serious health risks are usually prone to industrial workers whom sustain long-term exposure with great quantities of the metal.