Dole Fresh Vegetables division is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad as a precautionary measure after reports surfaced that they could be contaminated with salmonella. The company has been closely coordinating with the health regulators after some samples of seven Lettuces salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by the State of New York.
Although till date there have been no reports of any illness caused by their products, the company is not taking any chances and recalling batches with use-by sate of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B. The salads being recalled have been distributed in fifteen U. S. states (Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin).
The company is not including any other salad in this recall and terming this as an isolated incidence. They have also advised the consumers who have that specific type of salad to discard it and not consume it. For any further information, the company has also assured to provide assistance at the Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, on all weekdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PDT).
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