Health officials this week narrowed their search for the spinach that triggered a wave of E. coli infections across the nation and caused at least three deaths. Test results have linked two bags of Dole baby spinach, packed at the same processing plant in San Juan Bautista, Calif., to the outbreak. Investigators are now looking at nine California farms that supply the plant. Both bags, one found in Utah and the other in New Mexico, were packed on Aug. 15 at the San Juan Bautista plant, which is operated by Natural Selection Foods. Natural Selection packages produce for several brands, officials said, so Dole may not have been the only reseller to get the tainted spinach.
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