Dole has just issued a major recall involving bagged salad.
The company has just announced it’s recalling 756 cases of bagged salad over fears of salmonella contamination. The bags are being recalled after a sample test came back positive for Salmonella.
“The recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Seven Lettuces salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by the State of New York,” reads a press release.
Dole says the Seven Lettuces salad affected by the recall have a Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B.
Bags have already been distributed to over ten states. Seven Lettuces salads have been distributed in 15 states thus far including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
At the moment, no illnesses have been reported linked to the recall, according to the company, and no other Dole salads are included in the recall.
“Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it,” advises Dole in a press release and says that, “Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is not in the stream of commerce.”
Those infected with the foodborne illness, Salmonella, often experience fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, the infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.