Baby Spinach recall

Dole Fresh Vegetables

Dole Baby Spinach Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

August 12, 2019 - 2:03 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Dole Fresh Vegetables on Monday recalled baby spinach sold in 10 states after is tested positive for salmonella.

Consumers who purchased the product are being told to discard it, according to the company’s notice on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.

The baby spinach being recalled has and expiration date of Aug. 5 and was distributed in 10 states, including New York and New Jersey. Other states included Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The product suspected of contamination is the 6-ounce bags of baby spinach with the lot code W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2. The 10-ounce Dole Baby Spinach in plastic clamshell-style packages with the Lot code W203010 and UPC code 0-71430-00016-8 was also suspected of possible contamination.

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The company issued a voluntarily recall after a sample of the product tested positive for salmonella in a random test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it.

Symptoms of infection may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill after exposure to Salmonella.

Consumers with questions can call the Dole consumer center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 24 hours daily.