Dole announced the recall of several salads due to possible listeria contamination.
Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections for anyone who comes in contact with it.
There are no currently known listeria infections that have been linked to voluntary recall.
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Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall on several bagged salads due to possible listeria contamination.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, no illnesses were linked to the recall of any of the salad varieties. The recall includes Dole's Garden Salad and Marketside Classic Salad as well as Kroger Brand Garden Salad and Salad Classics Garden Salad. These salads were sold in ten states and had an "best by" date of Oct. 25, 2021. The recall does not affect any other Dole products.
According to FDA, "Listeria monocytogenes can cause fatal and serious infections in children and elderly, as well as young children and frail people." Although some people may only experience short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, stiffness and nausea, Listeria infection can lead to stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
According to Dole's press release, only one garden salad sample was positive for listeria during a random sampling test by the Department of Agriculture of Georgia.
Insider asked Dole for comment but received no response.
The FDA and Dole recommend that consumers who have purchased any affected salads should throw them out.