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Dole Fresh Vegetables announces precautionary recall of limited number of salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables has voluntarily recalled a limited number of cases of Dole American Blend salad in 12-ounce bags, coded A275208A or B, with a use-by date of Oct. 17 and UPC 7143000933, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

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 salads were distributed in 10 U.S. states (Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin).

This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole American Blend salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

No other salads are included in the recall. Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and Oct. 17, 2012, use-by date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, which is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday.

Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce.

Originally posted Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Tags: food safety, listeria, recall, retail

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