Dole recall: Dole recalls over 1,000 bagged salads in 6 US states due to possible Listeria contaminationBy Angel Cuala on Jun 26, 2012 in Food, Health, United States •
Dole Food Company announced on Friday, June 22, 2012 a voluntary recall of over 1,000 cases of bagged salads, which were sold in six US states, due to possible Listeria contamination.
Fresh Selections Greener Supreme front label
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According to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its official website that day, Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads, involving three products which were distributed in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
As noted in the report, which was also posted at Dole.com, no illnesses have been reported related to the said recall and that their representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming if the recalled products, as listed below, are being removed from the store shelves.
* 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 June19 and UPC code 81131 02781
Meanwhile, Dole noted that this recall announcement was made after a random sample test conducted by the State of North Carolina resulted that a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad is positive for Listeria monocytogenes, noting that no other products were affected by the recall.
For more information about this Dole recall, retailers and consumers are being advised to contact Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PDT) Monday – Friday, or to visit Dole.com or FDA.gov.
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