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Dole Bagged Salads Recalled in 13 States Over Listeria Concerns

Dole had issued a recall for salad products including salad kits, shredded carrots, and coleslaw due to listeria in their production facilities.

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SPRING FIELD, OH- Dole Fresh Vegetables is asking consumers to “immediately” discard Dole-branded packaged salad bags and private-label salad bags due to their possible contamination with listeria, according to a recall notice put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recalled items include pre-packaged salad items that contain iceberg lettuce and were processed at Dole’s Springfield, Ohio, and Soledad, Calif. facilities, the FDA noted.

According to the recall notice, about 36 products from the Springfield facility were distributed to 25 states across the country, and another 36 products from the Soledad facility were distributed to about 30 states.

Dole issued the voluntary recall after testing found that the “harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these finished products” contained listeria, the recall notice stated.

“Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately,” Dole said.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled products.

If consumers have any questions about the recall, they are advised to contact Dole’s Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

This is the second time in a month Dole has had to issue a recall. In December, they issued a recall for salad products including salad kits, shredded carrots, and coleslaw due to listeria in their production facilities.

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