Congressman Can't Find Spinach to Celebrate Its Safety

Salinas, Calif. (AP) -- A California congressman who tried to stage a public spinach-eating news conference to demonstrate that leafy greens are safe again ran into a bit of a problem, no spinach.

Congressman Sam Farr scrapped his plan in Salinas Tuesday after he couldn't find any spinach in local grocery stores. It seems the stores still aren't comfortable stocking the stuff after a nationwide E. coli outbreak.

On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration lifted its two-week-old consumer warning on most fresh spinach.

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