Listeria Concern Lead Dole to Recall Bagged Lettuce
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,598 cases of bagged salads because the food may be tainted with listeria, a bacteria that is of particular concern to pregnant women. One bag of the salad tested positive for the bacteria, MSNBC.com reports:
The salads were distributed in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Recalled bags have a product code of 0540N165112A or B, with Use-by date of June 26 and a UPC code of UPC 7143000956. Consumers can find the product code and Use-by date in the upper right-hand corner of the package. The UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode.
Anyone who has a bag of the recalled salad should throw it away, the FDA recommends. For more information, consumers can call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 1-800-356-3111 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Symptoms of listeria poisoning include fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
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