Dole fresh blueberries recalled
Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of fresh blueberries packaged in various clamshell sizes due to potential Cyclospora contamination, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 25.
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 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 Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.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 Fresh Blueberries, 18 ounces: UPC 071430011546 with lot codes 14632, 14732, 15032, 15046, 15232, 15446, 15432, 15646 and 15648
- Dole Fresh Blueberries, 1 pint: UPC 071430011515 with lot codes 15032, 15046, 15132, 15148, 15149, 15232, 15332, 15646 and 15648
- Dole Fresh Blueberries, 6 ounces: UPC 071430011508 with lot codes 14632, 15032, 15046, 15646 and 15648
- Dole Fresh Blueberries, 24 ounces: UPC 0714300111553 with lot codes 15132, 15146, 15148, 15332, 15446, 15432, 15848 and 15846
The lot code is located on the top label of the clamshell printed by inkjet in black. No other Dole 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, 24 hours a day.