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Dole blueberries recalled over possible cyclospora contamination

The possible presence of Cyclospora has led to the recall of what’s being called “a limited number” of Dole Fresh Blueberries. The recalled blueberries were sold in 4 different sized clamshell packages (6 oz., 18 oz., 24 oz., pint) with nearly 2 dozen packaged dates.

Cyclospora is a parasite that, if ingested, can lead to Cyclosporiasis. As explained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Cyclosporiasis symptoms often include “severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue.” Fortunately, Cyclosporiasis is treatable with antibiotics, and the benefits of the treatment do not take long. And it should be noted that so far no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.

The recalled blueberries were distributed in Illinois, Maine, New York, and Wisconsin in the United States, and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. If you believe you may have purchased any of the recalled blueberries, you can check for the UPC on the packaging. It’s located on the top label of the clamshell container. If you purchased the recalled blueberries, you can return them to your retailer for a refund.

So far, no other Dole products are part of this recall. If that changes, we’ll be sure to include a follow up post. Let’s hope no other posts are needed.

To read the full recall post from the FDA, follow this link: