Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls spinach sold in 10 states after a random sample tested positive for salmonella. Recycled spinach consumers were not encouraged to consume the product without discarding it, according to a company announcement published by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The spinach which is recalled has a date of use of August. 5 and distributed in 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Dealers who sold the possibly contaminated spinach include Kroger and Target.
The Affected Product includes 6-ounce baby spinach bags with party code W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2 and 10-ounce Dole Baby Spinach in plastic clamshell style packages with llot code W203010 and UPC Code 0-71430-00016 -8.
The lot code and date of use are located in the upper right corner of the bag or on the upper label of the clamshell package; The UPC code is in the lower left corner of the back of the bag or on the lower label of the clamshell.
The recall comes after a sample of baby spinach tested positive for salmonella in a randomized test conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
Salmonella is an organism that can sick people who eat food contaminated with it.
Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can cause serious illness, but mostly in young, frail and elderly people.
Consumers with questions can call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.