Listeria sample prompts Dole bagged salad recall

A photo of the recalled Dole salad
A photo of the recalled Dole salad

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Some Dole bagged salad has been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

Dole is voluntarily recalling 2,880 cases of DOLE® Italian Blend salad with a use-by date of June 19, 2012.

The salads were sold at Kroger and Walmart stores in twelve U.S. states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin and then the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.

A random sample taken by the Ohio Department of Agriculture showed Listeria contamination.

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

Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111.

The center is open 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Listeria 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 illnesses have been reported with this recall.

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