Dole Italian Salad Recall in Canada – now in U.S. for Listeria

Posted on March 15, 2014 by

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Updates ( read disclaimer below):

Kroger has posted this information on their website.
FRESH SELECTIONS ITALIAN STYLE BLEND SALAD MIX, 10 OZ

Affects Kroger stores in Greater Cincinnati (including Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio plus South Eastern Indiana); Central and Northwest Ohio; Northwestern Virginia panhandle; Michigan; Indiana (except SE Indiana, -Evansville-); Illinois; Eastern Missouri; Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; Jay C and Food 4 Less.

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Stop & Shop and Giant has posted this information on their websites:

Dole Italian Blend Salad Mix – 10 OZ
UPC: 7143000819
Codes: All Codes

Recall information: This product is being recalled due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been associated with this recall at this time.

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Walmart has posted this information on its website:

Dole Fresh Vegetables is  recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Marketside Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A or B, with Use-by date of March 12, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

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 15 U.S. states (Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia) and 3 Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Ontario & Quebec).

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to one sample of Dole Italian salad which yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Although product is 1 day past its Use-By date and it is highly unlikely that any product is still available at retail, retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce.

No other salads are included in the recall. Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and March 12, 2014 Use-by date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, which is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PT) Monday – Friday.

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Price Chopper has posted the following information on its website:

Dole is recalling Dole Italian Blend Salad with UPC 7143000819 sold March 1 – 12, due to potential Listeria contamination. There have been no reported illnesses.

Please return the product to your local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information, visit the Dole web site or call Dole at 818-874-4647.
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dole_italian_blend__salad__mar__14-300x198by Doug Powell

There’s not a lot of lettuce being grown in Canada in this winter-of-winters, so where was the Dole brand Italian Blend salad grown, or processed, that was recalled due to possible Listeria contamination?

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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