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Dole Issues Voluntary Salad Recall Over Listeria Concerns


(WGGB) — Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling some bagged salad products over concerns of listeria.

The company is recalling four varieties of salad blends after they say that “one sample” of Dole Italian salad came back positive for listeria in a random test done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Listeria can cause illness, with symptoms including fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea and nausea.

The impacted products, which have a “Use By” Date of March 12, 2014, include:

  • 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, coded A058201A or B

The products, according to Dole, were sold in fifteen states including Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Dole adds that no illnesses have been reported.

Retailers are also being asked to check their inventories and shelves to ensure none of the product is available.

Customers that may have some of the impacted product is urged not to eat it, and instead throw it away.

Anyone with questions can call Dole at (800) 356-3111 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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