Dole prepackaged salads recalled due to potential Listeria contamination
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Certain Dole prepackaged salads containing iceberg lettuce are being recalled due to potential listeria contamination at facilities in Ohio and California.
Dole Vegetable Inc. has sent a notice to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the recall.
“This voluntary recall notice is issued after harvesting equipment used in harvesting the iceberg lettuce raw material used in these finished products has been tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes,” said the notice.
The notice indicated products from Springfield, Ohio with a product lot code beginning with “W” and a “best if used by” date of Dec. 22 through Jan. 9, or from Soledad, Calif., With a code of batch of product starting with “B” and a date “best before” from December 23 to January 31. 8, should be discarded immediately.
Walmart’s Marketside brand products, Aldi’s Little Salad Bar, Kroger and HEB are included in the recall, according to USA Today. None of the fresh fruits and vegetables packaged in the Dole field have been affected by the epidemic.
Dole also recalled items in October and December 2021 over concerns about possible listeria contamination.
More information regarding the states with the outbreak and the specific Dole products being recalled is available on the FDA website.
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