Monterey, CA–January 7, 2022–Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA production facilities containing iceberg lettuce, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Products subject to the voluntary recall from Springfield, OH are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “W” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 22, 2021 and January 9, 2022. Products subject to the voluntary recall from Soledad, CA are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 23, 2021 and January 8, 2022. The product lot codes are located in the upper-right-hand corner of the package (see example below). Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately. No illnesses have been reported with the products being recalled to date.
This voluntary recall notification is being issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these finished products was tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
Affected Lot and Plant codes: Plant code is “W” with the Best If Used By Dates between 12/22/21 – 1/9/22; Plant code is “B” with the Best If Used By Dates between 12/23/21 – 1/8/22
|07143000965||DOLE GREENER SELECT 12OZ|
|07143000933||DOLE AMERICAN SALAD|
|07143084616||DOLE LETTUCE SHRED 6/16Z 16 OZ|
|07143001730||Country Ranch Chop 6/13.3z|
|07143000100||Teriyaki Pineapple Chop 6/10.7 oz|
|07143000093||Dole Peppercorn Chop 6/9.1 oz|
|07143001701||DOLE SOUTHWEST SALAD KIT 12.8 OZ|
|07143001065||DOLE SHREDDED LETTUCE|
|07143001008||Very Veggie Blend 6/10z|
|07143001136||DOLE GARDEN SALAD 24 OZ|
|07143001138||DOLE GARDEN SALAD 48|
|07143001135||Classic Blend Salad 12/12OZ|
If you purchased any of the above listed products, you may return them to your nearest Reasor’s location for refund or exchange.
No other Dole products, including fresh fruit and field-packed fresh vegetables, are part of these voluntary recalls and are safe to consume.
Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time.