In its second recall in a month, Dole Fresh Vegetables has now voluntarily recalling nearly 2,600 cases of Dole Hearts of Romaine bagged salad.
The product being recalled is "Dole Hearts of Romaine." Its coded 0540N165112A or B, with a "Use-by" date of June 26 and UPC 7143000956. It is a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The salads were distributed in nine U.S. states, including Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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.
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole Hearts of Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the FDA.
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. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PT) Monday - Friday.
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