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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Limited Recall of DOLE-branded Spinach Due to Possible Contamination by Walnuts



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 28, 2014 – Although no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, Dole Fresh Vegetables is initiating a limited voluntary recall of the following products:

 

PRODUCT NAME

DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bag

BAG CODE

B2311020

BEST-BY DATE

9/4/2014

UPC 071430009642

B2311021

9/4/2014

B2311022

9/4/2014

B2311023

9/4/2014

 

DOLE Spinach 8 oz bag

 

B2311020

 

9/4/2014

UPC 071430009765

B2311021

9/4/2014

B2311022

9/4/2014

B2311023

9/4/2014

B2311024

9/4/2014

B2311025

9/4/2014

 

This recall is due to possible contamination of these products by walnuts. The walnuts fell from a tree into spinach bins being delivered from a field and were discovered at the plant. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported.  However, people who have an allergy to tree nuts may have a serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products or products containing walnuts.

This recall is for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, for only DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bags and DOLE Spinach 8 oz bags with the specific Bag Codes and Best-by dates listed above. The bag code and best-by date are on the top right-hand corner of the front of the bag. Consumers who have purchased the designated products are instructed not to consume the product and to call the DOLE Consumer Center toll- free at 1-800-356-3111 from 8am to 3 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for a refund.

 

Food safety is the first priority of Dole Fresh Vegetables, so although the contamination is not confirmed, this recall is being initiated in an abundance of caution for the benefit of our customers.


Consumer Contact:  (800) 356-3111