Dole Fresh Vegetables said it is voluntarily recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads as they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products are past their use-by-dates and stand little chance for availability at retail, the company said.
The products being recalled are:
- Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039,
- Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046
- and Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC code 81131 02781.
The salads were distributed in six U.S. states: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The recall follows an instance in which a random sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a test conducted by the State of North Carolina.
Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The company has advised retailers to check inventories.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause food-borne illness in a person who consumes food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems.
by RTT Staff Writer
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