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Precautionary recall of baby spinach announced

Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled its baby spinach due to the potential risk of salmonella.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc has stated to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to a possible health risk from salmonella. 

The products being recalled are 6oz Dole Baby Spinach bags. A list of the affected product lot codes, UPC codes, use-by dates and distribution states can be found here.

Consumers are advised to check the product they have in their homes and discard any product matching these lot and UPC codes and use-by dates.

This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to a sample of baby spinach which yielded a positive result for salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan.

Dole baby spinach product image as submitted by Dole to the FDA.

Dole has also stated that none of its other products are included in the recall and that “only the specific baby spinach products listed, with the exact lot codes, UPC codes and use-by dates are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot codes, UPC codes and use-by dates should not consume it, but rather discard it.”

Dole Fresh Vegetables has also stated to the FDA that it is coordinating closely with regulatory officials and that no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

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