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South Carolina included in Dole Fresh Vegetables recall

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, June 25, 2012

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads. Kroger and Walmart stores in South Carolina are involved in the recall.

The products being recalled are Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039, Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046 and Walmart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June19 and UPC code 81131 02781 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The Product Code and Use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in six U.S. states (South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia).

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the North Carolina.

No other Walmart Marketside, or Kroger Fresh Selections salads are included in the recall.

Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it.

Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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