Dole Fresh Vegetables has recalled Baby Spinach with Tender Reds following a test that showed Listeria monocytogenes. ( Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency )

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has recalled containers of Baby Spinach with Tender Reds in five Canadian provinces due to a positive Listeria monocytogenes test, but the product could have been distributed nationally.

The Aug. 8 recall does not affect Dole salad products in the U.S., and as of Aug. 8, there were no illnesses in connection with the recall.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which announced the recall, conducted the test that led to the recall, according to the news release on its website.

“The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products,” according to the release.

“The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product through updated Food Recall Warnings,” according to the agency’s release.

The five-ounce containers were distributed to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and “possibly nationally,” the CFIA reported. Retailers who received the product were not identified.

The containers have “best before” dates of Aug. 4; time codes on the bags start with W202011. The Universal Product Code is 0 71430 06069 8.

 
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