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Dole Curly Leaf Parsley recalled due to possible presence of E. coli causing toxin

A routine and regulatory inspection of Dole Curly Leaf Parsley in the state of Michigan has led to a precautionary recall. O157 STEC (Shigatoxin-producing E. coli) is a toxin known to produce the foodborne illness E. coli, and Michigan Department of Agriculture inspectors detected it during routine inspections last week.


Recalled Products:

Dole Curly Leaf Parsley

60 count 2-pack and 30 count 2-pack

Product code - 0 07143 000310 3

Harvest Date - August 18, 2021 and August 19, 2021


Dole Curly Leaf Parsley

Individual Bunches

Product code - 0 3383 80330 0

PLU Number - 4899

Harvest Date - August 18, 2021 and August 19, 2021


Typically, healthy adults don’t have much to worry about when it comes to contracting E. coli. While it surely won’t be a pleasant experience, chances are healthy adults won’t suffer any extreme adverse reactions. That’s likely not true for those with weakened immune systems. People like the elderly, young children, and pregnant mothers. Symptoms of E. coli include but are not limited to: stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.

While the recalled parsley was detected by inspectors in Michigan, it was distributed within and outside Michigan. Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri all received shipments of the recalled parsley. Only the aforementioned parsleys are being recalled. So far, no other Dole parsley has been recalled. If you purchased this recalled parsley, you should throw it away or return it to your retailer for a refund.

To read the full recall report from the FDA’s website, click here: