Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls salad product

KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department is announcing that Dole Fresh Vegetables will voluntarily recall a limited number of cases of Dole American Blend salad in 12-ounce bags, coded A275208A or B, with Use-by date of Oct. 17, and UPC 7143000933, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these product codes should not consume it, but rather discard it.

The product code and use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 10 U.S. states (Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin).

This precautionary recall notification is being issued after a sample of Dole American Blend salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random test.

No other salads are included in the recall. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill after exposure to Listeria monocytogenes.