In April 2012, Dole recalled 756 cases of bagged salad due a salmonella risk. This week, the company is recalling another batch if its bagged salad product – this time due to listeria risk.
The current recall affects 1,077 cases of three types of bagged salad. The products are as follows:
- Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039
- Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046
- Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC code 81131 02781
The products affected are most likely no longer on shelves, so make sure you check your bags before serving salad to your family.
Dole released this statement in regards to the voluntary recall:
“This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the State of North Carolina.”
The products were distributed in 6 states: Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Symptoms of listeria poisoning include fever, nausea, diarrhea and muscle aches.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding the recall can call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PDT) Monday – Friday.