Spinach recall does not affect St. Thomas

A Salinas Valley, Calif., food distributor’s recall on “Queen Victoria” spinach because of salmonella concerns does not affect St. Thomas.

The recall is for two brands of bundled spinach that were harvested and sold to retailers in Minnesota, 11 other states and Canada between Sept. 1-3.

St. Thomas buys only clean trimmed packed spinach, rather than bundled spinach, through local distributor U.S. Food Services, said Larry Martinez, executive chef of food services.

The California Department of Public Health announced Thursday that Ippolito International is recalling 1,715 cartons of spinach. No related illnesses have been reported.