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Listeria contamination threat prompts Dole bagged salads recall

Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-14 13:58:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Dole is recalling a number of bagged salads because they are possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The salads, which were distributed in 15 U.S. states including Virginia, were sold at area Martin’s stores.

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.

“Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea,” according to a Dole news release. “The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.”

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their receipt to Martin’s for a full refund.

For more info about the recall, call Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111 or Martin’s Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268.