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Dole Recalls Baby Spinach Over Salmonella Concerns

August 13, 2019 - 10:12 am

(WWJ) Check your refrigerator. 

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of some baby spinach over possible salmonella contamination.

baby spinach recall
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According to the company, in tests conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan, a sample of the spinach tested positive for salmonella.

Included in the recall are 6 ounce bag of Dole Baby Spinach, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10-ounce Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8), both with use-by dates of 08-05-2019. The lot code and Use-by date are located on the upper right corner of the bag or on the top label of the clamshell; the UPC code is located on the bottom left corner of the back of the bag or on the bottom label of the clamshell. 

The impacted products were distributed to stores in Michigan and multiple other states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. 

The company notes that the spinach included in the recall is past its expiration date, so it should no longer be on store shelves 

Salmonella is an organism that can cause food borne 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.

No illnesses have been reported in connection to the recalled spinach, and no other Dole products are included in the recall. 

Consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, 24 hours a day.