Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. issued a limited recall notice for bags of spinach that already expired due to a potential Salmonella contamination.
Both the 6oz and 10oz Dole Baby Spinach bag had use-by dates of 08-05-2019, so the product should already have been off retail and grocery store shelves. So far, there have not been any illnesses reported with this potential outbreak.
The Food and Drug Administration indicated the baby spinach was recalled after a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan flagged it for testing positive for Salmonella.
Salmonella can be dangerous to young children, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. Though hospitalization for Salmonella is rare, it is possible to cause serious illness if left untreated.
This is the only Dole product affected by this recall. The UPC and lot codes for the baby spinach can be found below:
- 6oz Dole Baby Spinach
Lot Code: W20308A
Best By: 08-05-2019
- 10oz Dole Baby Spinach
Lot Code: W203010
Best By: 08-05-2019
The recalled spinach was distributed in select states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin
If you have this spinach laying around in your fridge, or have it stored in your freezer to use later down the line, you should discard it immediately.
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