Dole Does Voluntary Recall on its Blueberries


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the company is concerned about cyclospora contamination on the company’s Dole Fresh Blueberries brand.

The FDA announced the voluntary recall of the Dole Fresh Blueberries brand due to a concern about cyclospora contamination. No illnesses have been reported this far.

The recall includes various sizes of the blueberry packages with dates ranging from May 28 to June 9. To learn more, see the graphic below with the specific recall information that is on the containers.


Courtesy of FDA

Cyclospora is a parasite that can causes Cyclosporiasis, which is an intestinal infection. People can contract Cyclosporiasis 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.

The company announced the recall on June 24, and is limited in scope to the one brand, Dole Fresh Blueberries. The recall includes the exact UPC and lot code combinations identified in the graphic.

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