October 24: Dole Recalls Salads Because Of Possibility of Contamination
On October 17, 2012, Dole Fresh Vegetables initiated a recall of American Brand 12 oz. salad bags. The reason for this recall is the threat that some bags are infected with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the FDA, the recalled salad bags were distributed to 10 U.S. states including: Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. All bags of salad coded with A275208A of B, UPC code of 7143000933, and Best Used by date of October 17, 2012 are included in this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause the illness, Listeriosis. Symptoms of Listeriosis included fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions.
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