Dole baby spinach recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Dole is recalling one of its spinach products for fear of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The company Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls its product "Baby spinach and tender red leaves" for fear of contamination. Photo: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The company Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls its product “Baby spinach and tender red leaves” for fear of contamination. 
Photo: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

This is the product “Baby spinach and tender red leaves” distributed in 142 g format. Its expiry date is August 4, 2018. All its time stamps start with W202011, and its Universal Product Code (UPC) is 0 71430 06069 8.

The product has been distributed in the Atlantic and Ontario, perhaps even nationally, says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The latter recommends that people who have the product at home throw it away or bring it back to the store where they bought it.

No cases of illness have been reported as a result of consumption of the product, however, the Food Inspection Agency notes.

Foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes do not necessarily have a visible sign or smell, but they can still make people sick, says the Food Inspection Agency.

Possible symptoms include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and stiff neck.

Pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

Laura Caplin

Laura Caplin was born and raised in the busy city of Oakville.  As a journalist, Laura has contributed to many online publications including the Financial Post and  Huff Post Canada. In regards to academics, Laura earned a degree in business from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and an master’s degree from Brook.  Laura follows the money and covers all aspects of state and federal at White Pine Tribune.

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