MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Dole Fresh Vegetables says it's recalling some of its bagged spinach distributed in 13 states as a precaution after a random sample tested positive for salmonella.
The Monterey, California-based company says in a statement Monday that people who bought 8-ounce bags of Dole Spinach salad with a Friday expiration date and the codes A27409A and A27409B should throw it away.
It says no illnesses have been reported, and the recall doesn't affect Baby Spinach or any of its other salads.
The recalled salads were distributed in Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. The illness typically lasts four to seven days, but it can be deadly in those who are young, old or have compromised immune systems.
Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PT) Monday - Friday.
To see if your bagged spinach is affected, check the product code in the upper right-hand corner. The recalled products are those coded A27409B and A27409A, also with an "Enjoy By" date of October 15 and a UPC code on the back of 7143000976.