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More packaged salads recalled – Check your fridge

Ongoing listeria concerns have been causing panic among retailers and customers alike, and it has now spread to more products. Late last year, a list of salad products was recalled.

Listeria is incredibly difficult to get rid of, as it can survive on surfaces for a long time if the correct disinfecting methods aren’t followed. We’ve seen tons of these infections in recent years.

You might be at risk if you regularly buy pre-packaged salads or salad kits. Read on for details on the latest products that have been recalled from store shelves.

Here’s the backstory

Last year’s Dole and Fresh Express salad recall was linked to 32 illnesses and at least three deaths throughout the country. While the companies recalled the affected products as soon as possible, it seems that traces might have been left behind.

The FDA has issued an advisory over Dole Fresh Vegetables, specifically those containing iceberg lettuce and processed at its Ohio and California facilities. Products suspected of being contaminated with listeria have been recalled and should no longer be available for sale at various Kroger, HEB, or Walmart stores.

The FDA said listeria monocytogenes weren’t detected in the finished and packaged products. But after testing from Dole, it was discovered that the bacteria was present on “harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce.”

What you can do about it

Recalled products should never be consumed, and you must throw them away or return them to the store for a refund. Symptoms of listeria infection can include headaches, loss of balance, and even convulsions.

The recalled products are identified in two different ways:

Processed in Springfield, Ohio, these products have a lot code beginning with the letter “W” and a Best if used by date between Dec. 22, 2021, and Jan. 9, 2022.

Listeria recall

These have been distributed to AL, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WI states and include:

Product DescriptionUPC Code
Dole 10oz Very Veggie0-71430-01008-2
Dole 11oz Greener Selection0-71430-00965-9
Dole 12oz American0-71430-00933-8
HEB 12oz American Salad0-41220-35500-6
HEB 8oz Shredded Lettuce0-41220-35521-1
HEB 9.5oz Premium Ranch Kit0-41220791569-0
Marketside 7.45 oz Premium Avocado Ranch Bowl6-81131-37735-5
Marketside 11.75 oz Multi-Serve Southwestern Style Salad Bowl6-81131-42361-8
Marketside 12oz Classic Salad6-81131-32894-4
Marketside 8oz Shredded Lettuce6-81131-32896-8
Presidents Choice 12.25oz Ranch Kit / Le Choix du President Ranch Kit de Salade0-60383-00493-4
President’s Choice 12oz Garden Salad / Le Choix du President Salade Jardiniere0-60383-22268-0
President’s Choice 13oz Sesame Ginger Kit / Le Choix du President Sesame et Gingembre0-60383-02320-1
President’s Choice 13oz Southwest Salad Kit / Le Choix du President Sud-Ouest0-60383-02319-5

Products that have been processed in the Soledad, California facility can be identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a Best if used by date between Dec. 23, 2021, and Jan. 8, 2022.

These have been distributed across AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MD, ND, NE, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI and include:

Product DescriptionUPC Code
Dole 10 oz Very Veggie / Ranache de Legumes0-71430-01008-2
Dole 11 oz Greener Selection / Selection de Verdure0-71430-00965-9
Dole 12 oz American / Melange Americain0-71430-00933-8
Dole 12 oz Garden Salad / Salade du Jardin0-71430-01135-5
Kroger 12 oz American Blend0-11110-91041-7
Kroger 12 oz Classic Garden0-11110-91036-3
Kroger 12 oz Veggie Blend0-11110-91048-6
Kroger 24 oz Classic Garden0-11110-91037-0
Kroger 8oz. Shredded Iceberg Lettuce0-11110-91613-6
Marketside 16 oz Shredded Lettuce6-81131-53209-9
Marketside 24 oz Classic Iceberg Salad6-81131-32895-1
Marketside 8 oz Shredded Lettuce6-81131-32896-8
Presidents Choice 12 oz Garden Salad / Le Choix du President Salade Jardiniere0-60383-22268-0
Presidents Choice 12 oz Mixed Greens / Le Choix du President Melange de Legumes- Feuilles0-60383-00188-9

The complete list of recalled products can be found on the FDA’s website here. If you need more information on the recall, you can call the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific.

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