I just read that you should not be buying a Fresh Spinach from the US as they have had an outbreak of E Coli. They said not to buy anything that has Product of United States or Produce from United States. There has been several cases about 90 and 1 death so far. Washing will not get rid of it but cooking MAY but not recommended. Now is a good time to buy from the local farmer I guess. This was on my Home page from Telus.