Ohio Health Department issues notifications for two separate food recalls from California companies

By Brandon Klein - [email protected]

The Ohio Department of Health issued notifications for two separate food recalls on Oct. 14.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, based in Monterey, Calif., is voluntarily recalling Dole Spinach – coded A27409B and A27409A, with an enjoy-by-date of Oct. 15 and UPC 7143000976 – is being recalled for a possible health risk from Salmonella.

The product code and enjoy-by-date are in the upper right hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode.

Additionally, New Frontier Foods Inc. of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling six days of production of “Ocean’s Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips,” which are produced at a third party manufacturer, because of an undeclared allergen – wheat.

Routine testing showed levels of gluten above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s limit for gluten free product. Products containing wheat can cause illness, discomfort or severe reactions for individuals with wheat allergies, Celiac disease and gluten intolerance. To date, the company has not received any reports of illness that may be associated with gluten.

The recall includes the following three flavors with the “best by” dates:

Sea Salt, 2.5 ounce bag: Aug. 24, 2016; Sept. 14, 2016; Sept. 15, 2016.

Chili Lime, 2.5 ounce bag: Sept. 17, 2016.

Korean Barbecue, 2.5 ounce bag: Sept. 24, 2016; Sept. 15, 2016, Sept. 16, 2016; Sept. 21, 2016

By Brandon Klein

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