Dole bagged salad recall: product sold in Alabama, 9 other states; positive sample for listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has recalled certain types of bagged salads due to listeria issues.

The Food and Drug Administration said no illnesses were reported, but the voluntary recall was issued after a sample test conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture came back positive for monocytogenes, a bacteria which can lead to listeria infection.

The salad was sold under several different brands. It was distributed in Alabama and nine other states: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The recall covers:

  • 24 oz Dole Garden Salad, Lot Codes N28205A and N28205B, UPC Code 0-71430-01136-2
  • 24 oz Market Classic Salad, Lot Codes N28205A and N28205B, UPC Code 6-81131-32895-1
  • 12 oz Kroger Brand Garden Salad, Lot Codes N28211A and N28211B, UPC Code 0-11110-91036-3
  • 12 oz Salad Classics Garden Salad, lot codes N28211A and N28211B, UPC code 6-88267-18443-7

All affected products are past the “best if used before” date and should no longer be sold in stores. Consumers are urged to check products at home and discard those that match the lot and UPC codes.

No other Dole product (or product manufactured by Dole) is included in the recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals only suffer from short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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