Dole Baby Spinach Recalled

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Dole recalls baby spinach products after state test shows Salmonella in a sample By News Desk

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a number of cases of baby spinach shipped to several states, including Kentucky.

The recalled products are 6-ounce Dole Baby Spinach bags with lot code W20308A and 10-ounch Dole Baby spinach clamshells with lot code W203010.

Though no illnesses have been reported, the company said it is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

The product is expired and should no longer be on retail shelves, Dole officials said.

Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot codes, UPC numbers and use-by dates are urged not consume them, and should throw them out. You can see a list of these lot and UPC codes on Dole's website.

No other Dole products are included in the recall.

Salmonella is an organism that can sicken people who eat food contaminated with it.

For more information, consumers can call Dole at 1-800-356-3111.

An illustration of Salmonella bacteria. Illnesses are more likely to be severe in the elderly and infants, according to the CDC, which estimates salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses in the US per year.

Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, and then to other body sites. "The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness", according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Manny: Since coming back from vacation, I've had diarrhea and cramps.

Symptoms usually start within six hours to four days after getting infected and usually last up to seven days.

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