Dole issues recalls on Kroger-branded salads

(FOX19) - Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling Kroger-branded salads due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

The bags of salads being recalled include Dole Italian Blend salad with Use-by Date of June 19, 2011, UPC code 7143000819 and Product Codes 0049A157201A, 0049A157201B, 0049A157202A, 0049A157202B, 0686A157202A, 0686A157202B and Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend salad with Use-by-Date of June 19, 2011, UPC code 1111091045 and Product Codes A157201A & A157201B.

According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium 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. If it spreads to the nervous system symptoms may include headache, stiff neck or confusion. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

No other Dole or Kroger salads are included in the recall.

If you have any questions about the recall, please call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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