In a voluntary recall, Dole Fresh Vegetables pulls 1077 cases of pre-washed, bagged salad from Wal-Mart and Kroger stores in six states. The reason for the recall: suspected listeria contamination.
The recall includes Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme, Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine, and Wal-mart Marketside Leafy Romaine – UPC numbers and date codes of affected packages can be found here.
The affected states are located in the southeast United States – Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. As of now, no cases of illness has been reported. The California based Dole indicated that affected supplies are likely off the shelves at this point but is urging stores and individuals to double check for recalled salad bags. Dole opted for a voluntary recall after a randomly selected sample of Wal-Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine tested positive for listeria in South Carolina.
This is Dole’s second salad recall in as many months. In April of this year, Dole recalled 756 cases of Seven Lettuces salad in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin due to concerns over salmonella contamination.
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