The Checkup: Wegmans Recalls 31,000 Pounds of Spinach

A possible E. coli contamination is blamed.

• Time to check your package labels if you’ve purchased bagged salad at Wegmans recently. CBS DC reported yesterday that the company has issued a recall for 31,000 pounds of organic spinach and spring lettuce mix after reports of possible E. coli contamination surfaced. So far, 16 illnesses in New York State have been linked to the produce, which was also also sold in PA and New Jersey Wegmans markets. The recall applies to lettuce bearing a sell-by date of October 23rd and carrying the UPC codes 77890 16437 on the five-ounce bags, and 77890 16411 on 11-ounce bags. Stores are issuing refunds.

• Does math make your head hurt? Like, literally? It’s not, um, all in your head! New research found that “some people who dislike math do so because the thought of working out things with numbers is experientially similar to physical pain.” Wired has the whole story.

• Sorry, Charlie: Multivitamins will not protect you from heart attack, stroke or death by heart disease, according to a new study. Not that you thought a Flintstones chewable would really be enough to protect your heart, right? Right. WebMD has more.