Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. recalled a limited number of fresh baby spinach products in bags and clamshell containers due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported.
The recall involves 6-oz bags of Dole Baby Spinach (Lot W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2) and 10-oz clamshell containers of Dole Baby Spinach (Lot W203010 and UPC code 0-71430-00016-8).
The recalled baby spinach products were distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI.
Both of the recalled products have Use-By dates of 08-05-2019. This product has expired and should no longer be on store shelves, but it is possible that consumers may still have it in their homes.
This recall was issued after a a sample of baby spinach was positive for Salmonella in a random test by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal food poisoning. Food may look and smell safe even if it is contaminated with Salmonella.
The symptoms of infection may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Most healthy adults recover from an infection without needing medical treatment. In rare cases, infections with Salmonella can result in serious complications, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, bloodstream infections, and even death.