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Spinach and E.coli Update

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WASHINGTON - Experts now report that it is safe to eat spinach grown outside of California's Salinas Valley.

A Seattle company recalls more spinach products. ST produce said it's salads were distributed to stores and delis in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

The recall involves products with a use-by date of August 22nd through September 20th.

Officials said it could be a few days before you find spinach back on store shelves because the industry has to figure out how to let people know where the spinach came from.

According to the Centers for Disease Control there are 171 people across the country infected with E.coli that is linked to bad spinach.

Officials said there are two deaths among the suspected cases have been reported.

Doctors said it takes about three days to feel sick.  Diarrhea and cramping are the main symptoms.

Health officials said frozen and canned spinach are okay to eat.