October 14 2015

Dole Recalls Bagged Spinach Over Salmonella Fears

By: Rich Hosford

Check your fridge to see if any bagged spinach you may have is included in this recall. 


Dole Fresh Vegetables in voluntarily a limited number of cases of bagged salad due to a possible health risk from Salmonella after a sample in Michigan tested positive for the contaminant, the company said in a statement. Neither Baby Spinach nor any other salads are included in the recall. 


The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976. The product code and Enjoy By date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 13 states, including Massachusetts. 


Dole said no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall and that this is a precaution. 


Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce, the company said. 


Salmonella is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may experience fever and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or abnormal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail and elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.


Click here to see the full recall notice

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