Dole Recalls Salad for Listeria

Dole is recalling some of its packaged salads because they could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, according to news reports.

Dole Fresh Vegetables said it is recalling ,880 cases of Dole Italian Blend salad and another 442 cases of Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend salad from 15 states and Canada, according to news reports.

The recall includes:

  • Dole Italian Blend salad mixes with a use-by date of June 19, 2011; an UPC number of 7143000819; and product codes 0049A157201A, 0049A157201B, 0049A157202A, 0049A157202B, 0686A157202A and 0686A157202B.
  • Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend salad mixes with a use-by date of June 19, 2011; a UPC number of 1111091045; and product codes A157201A and A157201B.

So far, no reports of foodborne illness or personal injuries have been reported.

The states affected by the recall include in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin as well as in the New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec provinces of Canada, according to news reports.

As a Bellevue personal injury attorney, I urge consumers to check this recall and make sure they aren’t eating this potentially contaminated food. Listeria is a potentially fatal foodborne disease that is linked to miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. It can also cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Staphylococcus can cause serious gastrointestinal illnesses, including nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Both pathogens are more serious in the elderly and very young.

If you have been seriously injured in a food poisoning case, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bellevue.