I read on a healthy food blog about a recall of organic spinach due to possible e. Coli contamination. There are all kinds of people responding to the blog that they ate spinach last night and had stomach cramps afterwards and that must be why.
My BS monitor is going off.
I have no first hand experience with e. coli type infections other than UTIs/pylonephritis. I understand that a GI type infection of the shiga-producing type is pretty serious, but doesn't usually show up until 3-4 days after ingestion. I really question if these people who experienced stomach cramps and maybe some vomiting or diarrhea a few hours after eating raw spinach are experiencing e. coli or something else. These people don't seem to be experiencing symptoms for more than one evening or bad enough to put them in the hospital.
Does anyone have more knowledge about this kind of stuff? Have you seen in in your nursing practice? Can e.Coli type symptoms come on that quickly and that mildly? Or are these people most likely experiencing something else?