Organic Company Disputes Tainted Spinach Claim The California produce company that's been linked to a widening nationwide E. coli outbreak is at odds with the FDA over what's causing the illness. Natural Selection Foods says its organic spinach has been cleared as the source of the outbreak. But government health inspectors say nothing has been ruled out yet.
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Organic Company Disputes Tainted Spinach Claim

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Organic Company Disputes Tainted Spinach Claim

Organic Company Disputes Tainted Spinach Claim

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Organic farms use manure instead of chemical fertilizer and some are questioning if that practices increases the risk of E. coli infections. IStockPhoto hide caption

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The California produce company that's been linked to a widening nationwide E. coli outbreak is at odds with the Food and Drug Administration over what's causing the illness. Natural Selection Foods said Monday that its organic spinach has been cleared as the source of outbreak. But government health inspectors disputed the company's claim and said nothing has been ruled out.