Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, N.C, and Yuma, Ariz., processing facilities.
The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Some of the recalled products genetically matched a strain of Listeria monocytogenes that the FDA and CDC believe was responsible for sixteen illnesses since 2014.
The recalled products are identified by a product lot code beginning with either the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package. They also have a “Best if Used By” date between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022.
A list of the recalled products may be found here.
Recalled items from the Bessemer City facility were sold in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Recalled items from the Yuma facility were sold in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
What to do
Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them. Instead, they should discard them immediately.
Consumers with questions may contact the firm at (800) 356-3111 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PT).