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Salmonella concerns lead to Dole baby spinach recall

Before you begin to make your favorite summer salad for company this weekend, ensure you’re not going to be using Dole baby spinach. Dole and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued a “10-state recall” due to salmonella concerns.

A random test by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan came back positive for salmonella. Salmonella can lead to salmonellosis, an infection that can reveal itself anywhere from 6 to 72 hours after consumption of the tainted spinach. Salmonella poisoning symptoms usually last between 4 and 7 days, and can include: “fever, chills, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, and vomiting.”


Recalled Dole Baby Spinach:

6 oz. “Dole Baby Spinach bag” with Use-by dates of “08-05-2019,” Lot code “W20308A” and UPC code “0-71430-00964-2”; and

10 oz. “Dole Baby Spinach clamshell” with Use-by dates of “08-05-2019,” Lot code “W203010” and UPC code “0-71430-00016-8.”


The ten states that received the potentially toxic baby spinach are: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. As of the date of this posting, the recalled spinach should be expired, and therefore no longer stocked in stores. If you’ve purchased the recalled baby spinach, you should throw it out and/or contact the retailer it was purchased from. You can also reach Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. at 1-800-356-3111.

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