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Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella 

Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella

  • Dole Fresh Vegetables on Friday recalled their 6oz bags and 10oz clam-shell boxes of baby spinach
  • The recall affects customers in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin 

Baby spinach has been recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella. 

Dole Fresh Vegetables, which sells in Target and Walmart, issued a warning to customers on Friday to trash their 6oz bags and 10oz clam-shell boxes of baby spinach that have a sell-by date of August 5. 

The recall affects customers in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. 

Salmonella is the most common cause of food poisoning in the US, and spinach is one of the most likely carriers. 

Spinach is a common carrier of Salmonella, as Dole’s recent testing in Michigan found

It doesn’t have peels or skin, like fruits, to protect it, and it is gathered in bunches, which provide hiding places for bacteria to fester. 

And its popularity is something of a curse: spinach, one of the top-selling salad leaves in the country, is packaged and shipped across the US.  

Each step of that process – be it packaging or even washing – provides an opportunity for contamination to sneak in.  

Some people who consume Salmonella do not react, but reactions can be severe.

Symptoms tend to come on within 24 hours, including diarrhea, vomiting, and drowsiness. 

None of the affected Dole spinach should still be on the shelves, but customers should look out for these product codes in their fridges: Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2) for the 6oz bag, and Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8) for the 10oz box. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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