Dole Issues Limited Recall on Spinach
On October 13, 2015, Dole issued a limited recall for their bags of spinach. The specific product affected is Dole Spinach with the codes A27409B and A27409A. They are marked with an Enjoy By date of October 15, 2015. The UPC of the recalled products is 7143000976. No other products by Dole are being recalled, only these specific bags of spinach. These bags were distributed to Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. So far, no illnesses have been associated with the Salmonella contaminated spinach.
Salmonella poisoning is a very common form of foodborne illness in America. It occurs when someone consumes contaminated food or water. Symptoms of the illness will appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection, and will include abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. IN many cases, someone infected with Salmonella will recover within a week and without medical attention. However, in those with certain risk factors, such as the elderly, children, and those with suppressed immune systems, the illness may linger or worsen, making medical attention necessary. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, contact a medical professional.