Dole Recalls Baby Spinach Amid Salmonella Outbreak in These 10 States
Here's what you need to know about the voluntary recall.
Check your refrigerator! Dole Fresh Vegetables issued a voluntary recall of their six ounce bags and 10 ounce containers of Dole Baby Spinach due to salmonella concerns on Friday. The impacted products have a use-by date of August 5, 2019 (which means it's an expired product and should be tossed). Ten states are known to have been affected by the spinach recall including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. There have been no reported illnesses linked to the salmonella outbreak at this time.
A sample of baby spinach was randomly tested by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan and revealed a positive contamination of salmonella. The following two lot codes match the affected products—Lot code W20308A, UPC code: 0-71430-00964-2 and Lot code W203010, UPC code 0-7-1430-00016-8. The lot codes can be found on the bottom left corner on the back of the bag or on the bottom label of the clamshell container.
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Salmonella can cause serious foodborne illness, particularly in young children, elderly adults, or anyone else with weak immune systems. Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain and appear within 12 to 72 hours days after infection. The illness can last four to seven days. Most healthy adults will recover without treatment or hospitalization.
The Centers for Disease Control Control and Prevention estimates that salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States each year.
Consumers can contact Dole's Consumer Center with any questions or concerns at 1-800-356-3111.