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Grocery stores feel impact of E-coli outbreak

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YAKIMA, Wash. -   Spinach no longer lines the shelves at Top Food and Drugs in Yakima after the recent outbreak of E-coli last week.

Everything and anything that contained spinach, including bagged salads had to be destroyed, said Vic Koski, assistant produce manager at Top Foods.

"We destroyed it here," Koski said. "It didn't go anywhere else, it just went to the dumpster."

About $450 worth of spinach had to be destroyed, Koski said. However, he said it's worth it in order to keep customers safe.

"In this type of instance it's always better to be safe than sorry about it," said Koski.