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July 1, 2021 -- Some packages of Dole blueberries are facing a recall because they may be contaminated with cyclospora, a parasite that can lead to intestinal problems.

The berries were sold in Illinois, Maine, New York, and Wisconsin, as well as two Canadian provinces (Alberta and British Columbia), according to the FDA. Only 6-ounce, 18-ounce, 24-ounce, and pint-sized packages marked with these UPC and lot codes are affected by the recall.

Cyclospora can lead to an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis, according to the FDA. Common symptoms include severe stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, and fatigue. People who are infected are typically treated with antibiotics.

There are no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from the berries. Anyone who bought them should throw them away immediately.

Customers with questions about the recall can call Dole’s Consumer Center 24 hours a day at 800-356-3111.

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FDA: "Dole Diversified North America, Inc. Announces Limited Recall of Dole™ Fresh Blueberries for Potential Cyclospora Contamination."

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