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Dole Recalls Baby Spinach in 10 States Due To Salmonella Outbreak

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has announced a 10-state recall of baby spinach products because of potential Salmonella contamination. According a notice posted by the FDA, the recall comes after sample of the product tested positive in a random test conducted by the Michigan USDA office.

About The Recall

The recall affects baby spinach sold in stores located in the following 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The product has expired and is no longer on store shelves, but that people may have it in their homes and should be concerned about cross-contamination.

The Products Included In The Recall

Consumers discard any product matching the following UPC codes and use-by dates:

  • 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.”

No other Dole products are included or affected by the recall, according to the FDA.

The Fix

Consumers and retailers are urged to contact Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. at-800-356-3111 with questions and concerns. You may be able to return packages to the retailer for a full refund.

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