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Dole Fresh Vegetables announces recall of baby spinach

Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 18:55:21-04

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to concerns of potential salmonella contamination.

The products include 6-ounce bags of Dole Baby Spinach and 10-ounce bags of Dole Baby Spinach clamshell.

Both have a "use by" dates of August 5th, 2019, so they are no longer sold in stores.

The FDA says the recall was issued after a random sample of baby spinach tested positive for salmonella by Michigan's Department of Agriculture.

So far, no illnesses have been reported.

The impacted products were distributed in 10 states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause food-borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it.

Symptoms of infection may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill after exposure to salmonella.