Dole food company announces voluntary recall of salads
Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a voluntary recall on salads that were distributed in eight states, including Virginia.
Dole is voluntarily recalling 1,039 cases of bagged salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release from the company. The product being recalled is the 10-ounce Dole Italian Blend coded 0049N2202008 with a use-by date of Aug. 20 and a UPC of 7143000819. The product code and use-by date are located in the upper right corner of the bag. Only salads with this information are being recalled.
So far, no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall, the release said. The recall was issued due to an isolated instance in which a random sample of a salad tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Anyone who has purchased the recalled product should discard it. Retailers should also check to make sure that the product is not on their shelves.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that causes foodborne illness with symptoms that include fever, muscle ache, nausea or diarrhea.
For more information on the recall, call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111.