RECALL: Dole's baby spinach recalled after salmonella concerns

Illinois was included in the 10 states where they are recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach

August 13, 2019 - 9:41 am

(KMOX) - Dole has announced a recall of baby spinach over potential salmonella contamination.

Although no illnesses have been reported, the company says a random sample of baby spinach tested positive for salmonella, prompting a voluntary recall. The spinach the sample came from has been distributed in six-ounce bags labeled "Dole Baby Spinach," reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The spinach being recalled has a use-by-date of Aug. 5 and was distributed in 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The possibly contaminated spinach was sold at retailers including Kroger and Target.

The impacted product involves 6-ounce bags of baby spinach with the lot code W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2 and 10-ounce Dole Baby Spinach in plastic clamshell-style packages with the lLot code W203010 and UPC code 0-71430-00016-8.

More than 1.2 million U.S. residents fall victim to salmonella every year, according to the CDC. Symptoms of infection may include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill after exposure to Salmonella.

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