Dole recalls spinach because of possible salmonella contamination

Dole Recalls Spinach Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

NEW YORK (WPIX) -- Spinach sold by Dole is being recalled because it may be tainted with salmonella, the company said this week.

The recalled leafy greens are marked with an Enjoy By date of Oct. 15, codes A27409B and A27409A, and UPC 7143000976, Dole said.

Bags of the spinach were sold in these 13 states:

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, which was initiated when a sample of Dole Spinach salad tested positive for salmonella in a random sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Dole said.

Baby spinach and other Dole-bagged salads are not included in the recall, the company said.

READ MORE: JetBlue plants a seed with farm-to-tray-table concept

"Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce," the company said in a statement.

Related: The riskiest foods to eat:

Risky foods to eat, food-borne illnesses
See Gallery
Dole recalls spinach because of possible salmonella contamination
Salmonella can enter tomatoes through cracks and bruises in the fruit's skin. (Photo via Getty Images)
Raw fish, like in sushi and sashimi, carries a risk of salmonella. (Photo via Getty Images)
Fermented foods such as soy sauce can be a breeding ground for flies if they are not covered properly. (Photo via Getty Images)
Raw or undercooked eggs are linked to salmonella. (Photo by Russel Wasserfall, Getty Images)
Many wild mushrooms are poisonous to humans; be cautious of where you get them from. (Photo by Adam Gault, Getty Images)
The seeds of many fruits contain toxins that can be poisonous if consumed. (Photo via Tetra Images/Getty Images)
Oysters have been linked to several illness outbreaks, as they are often consumed raw and can carry any viruses from the water they were in. (Photo via Getty Images)
Soft cheeses, like brie and feta, can carry listeria. (Photo via Getty Images)
Sprouts require humid conditions to grow, which can also spur bacteria growth. (Photo by Tom Grill via Getty Images)

Customers who have the recalled spinach in their fridge are urged not to eat it, and instead throw away any remaining product.

Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Most patients recover within a few days but the bacterium can be serious or even deadly for young children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems.

Watch more below:

Swedish Researchers Put the Crunch Back Into Frozen Vegetables

More from
Judge teaches incredible lesson of tolerance to prejudiced man
Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages
Racist note found in kids meal at Wendy's

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.