Dole Recalls Its Salad Products Processed In Two Of Its Plants Due To Fears Of Listeria-Related Infection
Food giant Dole recently announced a recall for more than a hundred salad products under its own brand and other private labels due to fears that they may contain a deadly microorganism, Listeria.
Salads With Listeria
According to a recall notice released by Dole via the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) official site, it has decided to pull out a plethora of salad products processed at its Yuma, Arizona and Bessemer City, North Carolina processing plants for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
In addition, what pushed the food behemoth to issue a product recall is findings from official reports from the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linking 16 cases of Listeria-related cases to Dole’s salads that have gone through the two abovementioned facilities.
Individuals infected by Listeria may experience diarrhea and fever. Figures from the CDC suggest that around 260 people die annually from Listeria-related exposure.
Groups that are said to be the most vulnerable to the worst impacts of the infection range from pregnant women and their children, very young children, seniors with ages of 65 and up, and those who have a compromised immune system.
Besides the Dole Salad Listeria Recall, Dole has said that it is going to temporarily shut down the abovementioned facilities to make way for extensive cleaning and disinfection.
More Information About The Dole Salad Listeria Recall
Consider The Consumer has listed down the following pieces of information you need to know to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe from possible Listeria infections behind the Dole Salads Listeria Contamination Recall.
The following brand names are included in the latest recall announcement by Dole:
- Simply Nature;
- Nature’s Promise;
- Naturally Better;
- Lidl; and
- Little Salad Bar;
The recalled salad products came from Dole’s Yuma and Bessemer City facilities;
It is believed that the affected salad offerings are sold to more than 20 states. They are the following:
- South Carolina;
- New York;
- North Dakota;
- North Carolina;
- Minnesota; and
More than a hundred salad products under Dole and other private labels are covered by the recall. A complete list can be found here.
- Consumers are advised to check out their refrigerators and other freezers and cold storages to see if they own any of the pulled out salad offerings;
- Those who happen to have the allegedly Listeria-laced items are recommended to throw them out immediately and refrain from consuming them;
- Dole shares that it is in communication with its sales and distribution partners and other supply chain players to determine and confirm that there are no more recalled items that are available for customers to buy; and
- The company reiterates that only the products included in the link mentioned above are a part of this latest recall announcement. Other offerings processed in other Dole food processing locations and other food products are believed to be safe for human consumption.
Food recalls by Dole and other food companies will be posted here on Consider The Consumer as soon as they are announced to the general public.
Editor’s Note on Dole Salad Listeria Recall:
This recall order news discusses the key details about the Listeria-driven product pull out announcement released by Dole covering more than 100 of its salad products. We also recommend you the Buurma Farms Parsley Recall.
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