Dole Recalls Baby Spinach Products In 10 States for Possible Salmonella Contamination
Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported in relation to the recall.
Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is voluntarily recalling two types of baby spinach products after a sample tested positive for Salmonella—a bacteria responsible for foodborne illnesses. Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, fever, vomiting or nausea and stomach pains. The recall notes the product should no longer be on store shelves but advises consumers to check their refrigerators to see if they are still in possession of either product and if so, to discard immediately. (Related: Why You Should Eat Spinach to Boost Your Workout Performance)
The products under recall are 6-ounce Dole Baby Spinach bag, 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 states impacted by this recall are Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. (Related: Are There Really More Food Recalls? The Truth About Food Safety)
No other Dole products are under recall and no illnesses have currently been reported in relation to this one. Retailers and consumers can call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111 with any further questions at any time of the day.
This story originally appeared on EatingWell.com by Lauren Wicks.