HealthDay News — Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. said Monday it has recalled bags of garden salad sold in 10 states after a bag tested positive for Listeria contamination.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled salad sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, the company said in a recall notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The recall comes after a salad sample yielded a positive result for the bacteria in a random test by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the company said in the notice.
The recall includes the following products: 24-ounce Dole Garden Salad, 24-ounce Marketside Classic Salad, 12-ounce Kroger Brand Garden Salad, and 12-ounce Salad Classics Garden Salad. All of the products have a “best-if-used-by” date of Oct. 25, 2021. Consumers who still have any of the recalled products should throw them away.
In healthy people, Listeria infection may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. But Listeria infection can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and it can cause miscarriages and stillbirth in pregnant women.