Dole Bagged Salad Recall- Listeria
On June 22, 2012 Dole Food Company issued a voluntary recall of 1,077 bagged salads sold at Kroger and Walmart due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. According to Dole, the recall was initiated after a bagged salad sample was found to be contaminated in North Carolina.
What is Listeria Monocytogenes?
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause weakened immune systems and serious to sometimes fatal infections in young children and elderly people. Short-term symptoms of a contamination can include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria monocytogenes infections can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The FDA recommends that consumers who have purchased these bagged salads do not consume them and return them to the store where they were purchased.
Description of Bagged Salads
- The products being recalled include Walmart Marketside Leafy Romaine (coded N158111B and UPC code 81131 0278), Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine (coded N158 111B KR11 and UPC 11110 91046), and Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 and UPC 11110 91039.
- The recalled salads were sold in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
- The “Best By” code dates for this recalled salad is June 19, 2012.
- For more information, consumers may contact Dole at (800) 356-3111.
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