Dole Food Company, Inc is recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salad, due to a possibility of Listeria risk. This was voluntarily recall, and there have been no illnesses reported.
In a press the food company stated:
“This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the State of North Carolina.The products were distributed in six states, including Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.”
The salads that may be infected include:
- Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC code 81131 02781
- Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046
- Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039
Symptoms of Listeria vary depending on the infected person:
People who are at a high-risk, other than pregnant women may have headaches, fever, muscle aches, stiff neck, loss of balance, confusion, and convulsions. Women who are pregnant generally only get a mild, flu-like sickness. On the other hand, these virus’ can lead to life-threatening infection of the newborn, miscarriage, premature delivery, or stillbirth.