Dole recalls spinach over salmonella danger


Spinach Recall- (courtesy FDA/MGN)

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MONTEREY, California – Dole Fresh Vegetables has voluntarily recalled a number of cases of bagged salad.

The product being pulled from stores is Dole Spinach with the codes:  A27409B & A27409A.

The bags have an ‘enjoy by date’ of October 15 and UPC 7143000976 due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables said in a press release on their website that they are working closely with regulatory officials and so far no illnesses have been reported.

Symptoms related to Salmonella illness include fever and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal  pain.

The salads were distributed in 13 states, including Ohio.  The other states include: Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York,  Pennsylvania, Tennessee and  Wisconsin.

Dole Fresh Vegetables said the precautionary recall notification was issued after a sample of Dole Spinach salad tested positive  for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development; Laboratory Division.

Neither Baby Spinach nor any other salads, are included in the recall.

If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact  Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111.


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