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Dole Recalls Some Salads due to Possible Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency tested one sample of the Italian Salad which produced a positive result for Listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Marketside Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A or B, with Use-by date of March 12, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The salads were distributed to 15 states Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

Symptoms from eating food contaminated with Listeria are fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea.  The Illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems