Dole Issues Bagged Spinach Recall
The spinach, potentially contaminated with salmonella, was sold in 13 states
Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling bags of spinach due to possible salmonella contamination. The bagged spinach was sold in 13 states: Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
The bags are coded A27409B and A27409A, with an “Enjoy By” date of October 15 and the UPC code 7143000976. You can find the product code and Enjoy By date in the upper right corner of the package. The UPC code is on the back of the bag near the barcode. Dole says if you have one of these bags of spinach, throw it away.
In a random test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, one sample tested positive for salmonella. That result prompted Dole to issue the voluntary recall on October 13. No illnesses have been reported.
If you have questions, you can call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can make you sick if you eat food contaminated with it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, which develop in 12 to 72 hours. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment, the CDC says. Babies, senior citizens and people with weakened immune systems are most likely to get sick.