It's been almost exactly a month since the last major salad recall, and you know what that means: Time for a new salad recall! This time it's Dole American Blend bagged salad, recalled in 10 states. Testing by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture revealed some of the salad was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wow, Listeria monocytogenes? That's one of the most virulent food-borne pathogens! Says Wikipedia.
Anyway, you'll want to check out the usual pertinent recall info below to find out if you happen to be an unhappy owner of this recalled salad.
Dole American Blend bagged salad has been recalled in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The affected products are 12-ounce bags coded A275208A or B, with a use-by date of October 17 and UPC code 7143000933.
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According to Dole Fresh Vegetables, no illnesses have been reported relating to the recalled salad. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (P.T.) Monday through Friday.
Perhaps you noticed that the use-by date is October 17? Yikes! Why are they announcing the recall now? That's kind of ... troubling. I guess we should be doubly glad that no illness has been reported, yet. But it sure would be nice if those recalls could come a little earlier. Or not at all.
Does buying bagged salad ever make you nervous, or do you feel like you're pretty safe eating it?
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