Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Salads

MONTEREY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases
of bagged salad. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded
A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC
7143000976, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole
Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No
illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.


The product code and Enjoy By date are in the upper right-hand corner of
the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the
barcode. The salads were distributed in 13 U.S. states (Connecticut,
Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin).

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This
precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated
instance in which a sample of Dole Spinach salad yielded a positive
result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Laboratory
Division.

Neither Baby Spinach nor any other salads are included in the recall.
Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and October 15, 2015 Enjoy By
date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any
remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but
rather discard it. 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.

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.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause food-borne illness in a
person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection
may include fever and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea,
diarrhea, vomiting or abnormal pain. The illness primarily impacts young
children, frail and elderly people, and those with weakened immune
systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

Contacts

Dole Fresh Vegetables
Bil Goldfield, (818) 874-4647
William.Goldfield@dole.com