Kentucky among states covered by spinach recall

  • Kentucky among states covered by spinach recall

Kentucky among states covered by spinach recall

Dole Baby Spinach bags and clamshells were recalled due to the detection of salmonella in a sample.

The company says a random sample tested positive for salmonella.

The products being recalled are 6-ounce Dole Baby Spinach bagged packages with a lot code of W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2) and 10-ounce Dole Baby Spinach clamshell packages with a lot code of W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8).

The company, which announced the recall Friday, said a "limited number of cases of baby spinach" are affected by the recall.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause foodborne illness.

The spinach being recalled has a use-by-date of August 5 and was distributed in 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The impacted products were distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI and should no longer be on retail shelves.

The lot codes and use-by dates are on the upper-right corners of the bags and the top labels of the clamshells.

No illnesses have been reported. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Lot codes, UPC codes and Use-by dates should not consume it, but rather discard it. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, and then to other body sites.

Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps. The illness primarily impacts young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.

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