If You Recently Purchased Curly Leaf Parsley, Read This

Many people purchase fresh veggies and herbs because they're a great way to add rich flavor to a dish, while also boosting the meal's health benefits. However, consumers that have recently purchased Dole's Curly Leaf Parsley should be aware that their normally healthy produce choice may be contaminated with E. coli. 

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has recently announced they will be voluntarily recalling their Curly Leaf Parsley after a random routine regulatory sample of the parsley, collected in Michigan and conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, revealed that the product had tested positive for non-O157 STEC, otherwise known as Shigatoxin-producing E. coli, according to the FDA. As a precaution, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is working with regulatory officials to pull the potentially contaminated product from the shelves. The potentially contaminated Curly Leaf Parsley had been distributed in both 60 count cases and 30 count cases to retail stores, wholesalers, and distributors located in Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri.

Dole's Curly Leaf Parsley is being recalled as a precautionary measure

The recalled Curly Leaf Parsley had been harvested on August 18, 2021, and August 19, 2021, and bears the product code 0 07143 000310 3 on both the 60 count cases and the 30 count cases. The potentially contaminated Curly Leaf Parsley that has been packaged in individual bunches bears a price look-up number of 4899 on its binding twist-ties and is labelled with a UPC code of 0 3383 80330 0, according to the FDA.

To date, there have been no illnesses reported in relation to Dole's Curly Leaf Parsley recall. Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli can cause stomach cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. While most healthy adults are not at a high risk of becoming seriously sick with this food-borne illness, it can seriously impact children, the eldery, and those who have compromised immune systems, so anyone who is experiencing these symptoms after potentially coming into contact with potentially contaminated Dole's Curly Leaf Parsley should contact their health provider immediately. Consumers with any concerns or questions about this recall can contact the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111 anytime between 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Mondays through Fridays.