Dole Fresh Vegetables voluntarily recalled 1,039 cases of bagged salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The product being recalled is 10 oz. Dole Italian Blend coded 0049N2202008, with a Use-By date of August 20 and UPC 7143000819.
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 eight U.S. states (Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia).
This recall notification is being issued due to a sample of Dole Italian Blend salad testing positive for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Consumers who have any remaining product with this Product Code should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems.
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