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Dole and Fresh Express recall packaged salad over listeria concerns – 95.5 WSB

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Dole Fresh Vegetables has announced a voluntary recall of all Dole brand packaged salads due to a possible risk of listeriosis.

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The recall also includes private label packaged salads produced by the company.

The recalled Dole brand and private label packaged salads were processed at the Company’s production facilities in Bessemer City, North Carolina and Yuma, Arizona, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The company is temporarily suspending operations at both facilities to conduct a thorough cleaning and sanitation protocol.

Recalled products are identified by a lot code starting with the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right corner of the package and will have a “Best before” date between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022.

Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerator are urged not to consume the product and to throw it away immediately, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Salads recalled from the Bessemer City facility have been distributed in the states of:

Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The recalled salads from the Yuma plant were distributed in the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

No products manufactured at Dole’s facilities in Springfield, Ohio (production / lot codes beginning with “W”) or Soledad, California (production / lot codes beginning with “B”) are included in these voluntary recalls.

Additionally, no other Dole product, including “ready-to-eat” salads, field-packaged fresh fruits and vegetables, is part of these voluntary recalls and is not safe to consume, the FDA said in A press release.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy people only suffer from short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause symptoms. miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Retailer and consumer questions about voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

Last week, Fresh Express recalled several brands of its salad products packaged with product codes Z324 through Z350.