Monday 23 October 2017

Lettuce Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling 756 cases of its DOLE Seven Lettuces salad because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The salad was recalled Saturday after testing by New York State health officials revealed Salmonella bacteria in a sample of the product.  The product was distributed in 15 states, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Seven Lettuces salad subject to recall is marked with a use-by date of April 11, 2012 and Product Codes 0577N089112A or 0577N089112B, both of which can be found in the upper right corner of the package. It is also identified by the UPC code 71430 01057, located on the back of the package below the barcode.
No illnesses have been reported related to the recall.
Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea and vomiting, and generally appear 6 to 72 hours after ingesting the contaminated food.
(Sources — multiple online news sources; FDA website — Firm Press Release)
Contributed ByMichael “Mick” Guerini, Microbiologist and Technical Writer 
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