Yesterday an announcement was made by Dole Fresh Vegetables that the company is recalling "a limited number of cases" of bagged salads because of a potential contamination.
According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news release issued yesterday, Dole is recalling certain cases of "Dole American Blend" salad sold in 12 oz. bags because of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Described as "precautionary", the recall was put into place after contamination was found in a random sample test conducted by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
At this time no illnesses in connection with the bagged salad have been reported, and no other salads are listed as being affected.
The recalled products can be identified by its codes, A275208A or B, UPC 7143000933 and the Use-by date of October 17. According to the FDA, the salads have been sold in 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Consumers can find the Use-by date and the product code information on the upper-right hand portion of the bag; the UPC number is located on the back.
Consumers are advised to throw the bagged salad away. Consumers with comments, concerns or questions can call Dole at (800) 356-3111 from a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.
According to the Dole website, there were several other salad recalls this past summer.