The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,880 cases of DOLE® Italian Blend Salad with Use-by Date of June 19, 2011, UPC code 7143000819 and the following Product Codes:
Also being recalled are 442 cases of Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend Salad with Use-by-Date of June 19, 2011, UPC code 1111091045 and the following Product Codes:
These products are being recalled due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. 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 twelve U.S. states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin) and three Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec).
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which one package of Dole Italian Blend salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test collected and conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
No other Dole or Kroger salads are included in the recall.
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