Dole announces limited recall of fresh blueberries due to potential contamination

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Dole Fresh Blueberries (FDA image)

The FDA has released the following:

Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is recalling a limited number of cases of Dole™ Fresh Blueberries packaged in a variety of clamshell sizes for potential Cyclospora contamination.

Dole Fresh Blueberries UPCDole Fresh Blueberries Pack Out DateDole Fresh Blueberries Lot Code
18 oz– 0 71430 01154 6May 28, 2021
May 29, 2021
June 01, 2021
June 03, 2021
June 05, 2021
June 07, 2021
14632
14732
15032,15046
15232
15446,15432
15646,15648
Pint – 0 71430 01151 5June 01, 2021
June 02, 2021
June 03, 2021
June 04, 2021
June 07, 2021
15032,15046
15132,15148,15146
15232
15332
15646,15648
6 oz – 07143001150 8May 28, 2021
June 01, 2021
June 07, 2021
14632
15032,15046
15646,15648
24 oz – 071430011155 3June 02, 2021
June 04, 2021
June 05, 2021
June 09, 2021
15132,15148,15146
15332
15446,15432
15848, 15846

This voluntary recall is due to possible Cyclospora contamination on Dole™ Fresh Blueberries. Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall.

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cyclospora parasite. A person may become infected after ingesting contaminated food or water. Common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue. The infection is treated with antibiotics and most people respond quickly to treatment.

The product lot code is located on the top label of the clamshell and is a series of numbers printed by inkjet in black. Dependent upon where the numbers are printed, they may go across the wording on the label. The impacted products were distributed in four US states (IL, ME, NY, and WI), and two Canadian provinces (Alberta and British Columbia). Consumers are advised to check any product they have in their homes and discard any product matching the production description, UPC codes, and product lot codes listed above.

No other Dole products are included in the recall. Only Dole™ Fresh Blueberries with the exact UPC and lot code combinations identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any of the recalled product should not consume it, but rather discard it immediately. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.

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