I'd like to believe I'm usually up to date on things that are going on so when I saw this I was kind of surprised.
Apparently, late last month, there was a recall on fresh blueberries made by Dole.
Only four states in the entire country were affected by the recall including Maine, New York, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
Wait, Wisconsin, and Illinois? Again, how was I not made aware?
Anyway, if you're like me and seem to always have some fresh blueberries in the house, now's the time to check. See the specific UPCs on the recalled blueberries.
The recall is for Dole Fresh Blueberries in the pint as well as the six, eight, and twenty-four-ounce packages.
According to the FDA:
This voluntary recall is due to possible Cyclospora contamination on Dole™ Fresh Blueberries. Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall.
Sounds like if you do get sick it's of the intestinal variety which always sounds like a good time.
Common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches and fatigue.
Here's the thing, this recall was announced on June 25 but remains open nearly two weeks later, if you still have the blueberries, they've probably aged terribly so you might want to ditch them anyway.
Unless you've frozen the blueberries and are planning on using them for a smoothie in the future.
On the other hand, you probably already have eaten a bunch of those Dole blueberries. I mean, how else would you make a red, white, and blue salad on the 4th of July?
The FDA is directing all those impacted by the blueberry recall to ditch the blueberries immediately and call Dole at 1.800.356.3111 with any questions.