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FDA: Dole Recalls Bagged Salads for 'Possible Health Risk"

The voluntary recall is due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The salads were distributed in 15 states, including Connecticut.

The salads were distributed in more than a dozen states — including Connecticut. Credit: Patch file photo
The salads were distributed in more than a dozen states — including Connecticut. Credit: Patch file photo
Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad, according to a federal Food & Drug Administration alert.

The recall, which is voluntary, is due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

The salads were distributed in more than a dozen states — including Connecticut.

The products being recalled are:
  • Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819)
  • Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045)
  • Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014)
  • Marketside Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) 
The salads have a use-by date of March 12, 2014. And have a product code of A058201A or B.

The product code and use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. 

The FDA states that no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

"This precautionary recall notification is being issued due one sample of Dole Italian salad which yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency," the FDA stated in its recall alert.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. 

Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PT) Monday - Friday.
Paul Bahre March 18, 2014 at 07:49 AM
Gee I like the bacon / blue cheese blends myself. I add some onion and cherry tomatoes and I have lunch.

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