Dole Announces a Recall of Fresh Blueberries for Potential Parasite Contamination

Hip2Save may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you via trusted partners and affiliate links in this post. Prices and availability are accurate as of time posted. Read our full disclosure policy here.

More Food News

blueberries in cartons

Dole has issued a precautionary recall of some of its fresh blueberries for potential Cyclospora contamination. This action was taken after a package of Dole Fresh Blueberries tested positive for Cyclospora in a random sample collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Although no related illnesses have been reported yet, Cyclospora is a parasite that can cause an intestinal infection accompanied by severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, body aches, and fatigue.

clamshell package of blueberries

The impacted blueberries were distributed in four US states (IL, ME, NY, and WI), and two Canadian provinces (Alberta and British Columbia). They’re packaged in a variety of clamshell sizes with UPC codes of 0 71430 01154 6, 0 71430 01151 5, 0 71430 01150 8, and 0 71430 01155 3.

Only blueberries with those UPC numbers and following lot codes are affected: 146332, 14732, 15032, 15046, 15132, 15148, 15146, 15232, 15332, 15446, 15432, 15646, 15648, 15848, and 15846. You can find this number printed on the clamshell lid, as shown above.

If you have these berries in your possession, you’re advised not to consume them and you should discard them immediately. For more information, visit or call the company’s toll-free number 24 hours a day at 800-356-3111.

Stay safe with all the latest news of product alerts and safety recalls!

Join The Discussion

Comments 6

  1. Deb the Bee

    People become infected with Cyclospora by ingesting sporulated oocysts, which are the infective form of the parasite. This most commonly occurs when food or water contaminated with feces is consumed. And this seems to be happening with greater frequency.

    • VS

      Thanks, does washing them help at all?

      • Deb the Bee

        Washing will reduce but not completely eliminate the risk of food poisoning from bacteria or parasites.

  2. Gigi

    I always wash my produce well with a vinegar and salt bath. In my mind, it helps us stay safer from gross things but honestly who knows.

  3. jenny-4

    I’m not sure if this helps but I’d suggest buying local if possible.

  4. Albertson Frohnmeyer

    This you would expect if from China, Or Mexico, but Canada?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It's not your Grandma's coupon site!

Sign up for a Hip2Save account (it's free) to access all of the awesome features!

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot Password

Don't have an account? Register

Become a Hip2Save Insider

Don't Miss Out! Join our large community of insiders - it's totally free! Once you join, you'll be able to save & share your favorite deals, rate posts and recipes and add items to your HipList and Cookbook! What are ya waiting for?!

Already have an account? Login

Thank you for rating!

Would you also like to leave us a comment?