Dole Fresh Vegetables Spinach Salad Recall Announced

This precautionary recall notification was issued because of "an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole Spinach salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Laboratory Division," according to FDA's announcement.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad, specifically Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A with an Enjoy By date of Oct. 15 and UPC 7143000976, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. FDA reported the recall and added that Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials, and no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The product code and Enjoy By date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in these states: Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

This precautionary recall notification was issued because of "an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole Spinach salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Laboratory Division," according to FDA's announcement. It says neither Baby Spinach nor any other salad are included in the recall, and only these specific Product Codes, UPC codes, and the Oct. 15, 2015 Enjoy By date are included in it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, which is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT weekdays.

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