Dole Recalls Spinach over Possible Salmonella Contamination
Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a voluntary recall of bagged spinach because it is possible that the spinach is contaminated with salmonella.
About the Spinach Recall
According to USA Today, the recall covers about 33,600 bags of spinach in about 2,800 cases. There are codes on the bags that read either A27409A or A27409B. There is also an “enjoy by date” of October 15th. The UPC is 7143000976.
The bagged spinach was distributed in 13 states, listed below:
- New Jersey
- New York
The potential contamination was discovered in a random sample test conducted by the Agriculture Department of Michigan and was originally packaged in Springfield, Ohio.
Consumers who purchased the spinach are being told to discard it immediately. Dole has warned stores to remove the spinach from the shelves.
The FDA is involved now and is checking the plant. Dole hopes it will be up and running soon.
Although it is one of the most common bacterial food borne illnesses, salmonellosis can cause severe illness without proper medical attention.
The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. These symptoms usually arise between 12 and 72 hours after eating the contaminated foods and last from anywhere between four and seven days.