MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) — Dole Fresh Vegetables announced the voluntary recall of its bagged spinach salad in 13 states because of possible contamination of salmonella bacteria.
The recall, announced Tuesday, involves Dole spinach, with codes A27409B and A27409A stamped on the bags, as well as a stamped expiry date of October 15 and a UPC code of 7143000976. The product was distributed in 13 states, including Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
“This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to 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,” a Dole statement said.
No illnesses have been reported the statement said. Ingestion of the salmonella bacteria can lead to symptoms including fever, nausea, voting and diarrhea.