Dole recalls bags of garden salad due to possible listeria risk : NPR

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Voluntarily recalling a limited number of garden salads due to health risks. Listeria monocytogenes. The salad was sold in stores in 10 states across the country.

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Doll Free Vegetables Garden is recalling bags of salads that were found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes in a sample sold in 10 states, an organism that could cause serious and potentially fatal infections. Department of Food and Medicine.

The company recalled four different types of salads: 24-ounce Doll Garden Salad, 24-Ounce Market Side Classic Salad, 12-Ounce Kruger Brand Garden Salad and 12-Ounce Classic Garden Salad.

FDA officials did not report any recurring salad-related illnesses that were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

The agency said the release was made after a sample of rebel salad tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Department of Agriculture.

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

People who use the bacteria may experience short-term symptoms, including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The FDA says Listeria infection can also cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

FDA officials said the salad is beyond the October 25 “best if used” date and should no longer be on store shelves. However, consumers should still check the recalled salads and throw out packages with specific lots and UPC codes. Provided by the FDA. Lots of code can be found in the upper right corner of the bag. The UPC code is listed in the bottom left corner of the back of the bag.

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