U.S.: Dole recalls baby spinach over possible salmonella contamination
Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling some cases of baby spinach over concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella.
The company and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall on August 9.
The affected products are 6 oz Dole Baby Spinach bags and 10 oz Dole Baby Spinach clamshells, both with use-by dates of 08-05-2019.
According to the recall notice, the impacted products were distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI. The products are expired and should no longer be on retail shelves.
This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to a sample of baby spinach which yielded a positive result for salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan.
Dole Fresh Vegetables says it is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.
Consumers are advised to check the products they have in their homes and discard any products matching these descriptions and UPC codes and use-by dates.
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.
In August last year, the company recalled Dole brand Baby Spinach with Tender Reds from the Canadian market due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.