Dole Diversified North America Inc. is recalling certain cases of Dole Fresh Blueberries packaged in a variety of clamshell sizes because of possible Cyclospora contamination.

The impacted products were distributed in four U.S. states, Illinois, Maine, New York, and Wisconsin, and two Canadian provinces, Alberta and British Columbia.

The product lot code is located on the top label of the clamshell and is a series of numbers printed in black. Dependent upon where the numbers are printed, they may go across the wording on the label.

Recalled products:

Description Dole Fresh Blueberries UPC Dole Fresh Blueberries Pack Out Date Dole Fresh Blueberries Lot Code
Dole Fresh Blueberries


18 oz– 0 71430 01154 6 May 28, 2021

May 29, 2021

June 01, 2021

June 03, 2021

June 05, 2021

June 07, 2021

14632

14732

15032,15046

15232

15446,15432

15646,15648

Pint – 0 71430 01151 5 June 01, 2021

June 02, 2021

June 03, 2021

June 04, 2021

June 07, 2021

15032,15046

15132,15148,15146

15232

15332

15646,15648

6 oz – 07143001150 8 May 28, 2021

June 01, 2021

June 07, 2021

14632

15032,15046

15646,15648

24 oz – 071430011155 3 June 02, 2021

June 04, 2021

June 05, 2021

June 09, 2021

15132,15148,15146

15332

15446,15432

15848, 15846

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers are advised to check any product they have in their homes and discard any product matching the production description, UPC codes, and product lot codes listed above.

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Parshas Vayishlach - Hug of War

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Later in the parsha, before Yaakov encounters Eisav, he does battle with an angel through the night until the morning. The Torah describes the battle, (32:25vayei'aveik ish imo. Rashi quotes one interpretation of the word vayei'aveik as coming from the root avak, dirt, as the clash caused much dirt to be kicked up in the process. Rashi then offers his own interpretation of the word as being of Aramaic origin connoting fastening or intertwining, referring to the nature of their hand-to-hand combat. Ramban, asserting that a ches may be interchanged with an alef, suggests the true root of the word is chavak, meaning to hug.


The angel is traditionally considered the sar, (angelic manifestation) of Eisav. The battle is a paradigm of the eternal battle between Yaakov and Eisav. The battle's conclusion at alos hashachar, dawn, symbolizes the days of mashiach when the eternal battle will come to an end and Yaakov will emerge victorious. Perhaps we may understand that the different interpretations of vayei'aveik are not in conflict. Rather, they are in concurrence with the methods by which Eisav wages war with Yaakov. The angel kicked up dust in his attempt to destroy Yaakov. But the angel also hugged Yaakov in fraternal affection in an attempt to destroy him as a brother as well.


Indeed, we must be constantly aware of the dangers posed by Eisav's evil hatred. At the same time, however, we must be cautious not to be deceived and misguided by our apparent acceptance and comfort in his midst.


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