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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