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Dole Fresh Vegetables issues voluntary recall of packaged salad products over listeria contamination fear

Published 25 January 2016

Dole Fresh Vegetables has initiated a voluntary recall of Dole-branded and private label packaged salads over fear of Listeria contamination.

Dole recall

The company has also temporarily suspended operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility, where several of its pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products are manufactured, reported Food Safety News.

The recalled products can be identified with a product code beginning with the letter "A" in the upper right-hand corner of the package. The suspension of the production and recall has been done voluntarily by the company, in collaboration with Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control, to observe caution.

The company has announced that no other products of Dole were affected by the recall. This means that fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and packaged salads from Dole's other processing facilities, are safe for consumption and not a part of this voluntary recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled items are urged not to consume and have been advised to discard it.

The company is directing retailers carrying Dole products produced in its Springfield plant, and with the product code beginning with the letter "A" in the upper right-hand corner of the package, should check their inventories and store shelves and ensure that no recalled product is available for purchase to consumers.

Image: Dole provides information on recalled product. Photo: Courtesy of Dole Fresh Vegetables/Business Wire.