Dole Curly Leaf Parsley recalled
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of their Curly Leaf Parsley due to potential non-O157 STEC (Shigatoxin-producing E. coli) contamination after a routine random sample tested positive, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Sept. 10.
Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The illness primarily impacts elderly individuals, children, and people with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Dole Curly Leaf Parsley, Bunches: UPC 0 3383 80330 0 with PLU number 4899 located on the binding twist ties
No other Dole parsley products are included in this recall.
Customers should return these products to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall should be directed to the Dole Consumer Center at (800) 356-3111, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST.