The FDA's Florentine Frenzy
I'm sure by now that everyone has heard about the Food & Drug Administration's fresh spinach warnings and guidelines. I know that frozen isn't fresh, but vegetables are fresh when their frozen. So, I started wondering if anything was said specifically about frozen spinach. I found this quote on the FDA website.
"FDA advises consumers to not eat fresh spinach or products that contain fresh spinach until further notice. Fresh spinach includes bagged spinach, spinach in a clamshell, and loose spinach purchased from retail establishments such as supermarkets, restaurants and farmers' markets. At this time, FDA has no evidence that frozen spinach, canned spinach and spinach included in pre-made meals manufactured by food companies are affected. These products are safe to eat."
I love spinach! Maybe not as much as Popeye, but I tend to randomly add spinach to lots of different foods to add some nutrients and just to perk up the taste. Whenever I read a menu and see Florentine, which means to serve or dress with spinach, I know that I will probably like that dish.
I'm glad canned and frozen spinach are safe, because tomorrow for breakfast, I'm thinking about a Florentine omelet!