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Dole Bagged Salads Sold In 6 States, Including Virginia, Recalled For Listeria Risk

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Dole is recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads due to a possible health risk stemming from Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall affects bags of salads marketed as Wal-Mart Marketside and Kroger Fresh Selections that are being sold in six states, including Virginia. The salads are also being sold in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The company says there have been no reported cases of illness and that the recall is just a precaution. It was issued after a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria in a random test conducted by health officials with the State of North Carolina.

The affected salads are already 3 days past their Use-by date and the company says it’s highly unlikely the product is still on store shelves.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness. Symptoms of the infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. Listeria primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

Recalled Salads

Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme
code: N158 211B 1613 KR04
Use-by date: June 19
UPC: 11110 91039

Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine
code: N158 111B KR11
Use-by date: June 19
UPC: 11110 91046

Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine
code: N158111B
Use-by date: June 19
UPC: 81131 02781

The Product Code and Use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the bags of salad and the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode.

The company says consumers who still have the salads should throw them out and not eat them.

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