Food Safety: Federal and State Response to the Spinach E.coli Outbreak [November 13, 2006] [open pdf - 391KB]
"In September 2006, government officials were alerted to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with the consumption of tainted fresh spinach. For several weeks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated the situation as additional cases were identified nearly daily. This report details the events as they unfolded, and includes the number of cases, the detection of the first case, and the process by which relevant agencies acted as subsequent cases were reported. This report will be updated in response to any further developments."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33722
National Council for Science and Environment: http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRS/abstract.cfm?NLEid=1772