Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling tens of thousands of bags of spinach distributed to 13 states in the U.S. due to possible contamination with the bacteria Salmonella.
So far no illnesses have been reported from the spinach, but the recall was spurred when a sample of Dole Spinach salad tested positive for Salmonella during random testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. The company has recalled 33,600 bags of spinach, USA Today reports. The recall is precautionary, the company says.
The product codes for the recalled spinach are A27409B and A27409A,, and consumers who already purchased the salad should throw it away, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. You can read the full product details here.
The states where the spinach had been distributed are Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin.
Salmonella infections cause one million illnesses, 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths each year in the United States, according to federal estimates.