A recall of Dole’s Italian Blend salads begun in Canada as a precaution against listeria contamination has been expanded in the U.S.
No illnesses have been reported as of the morning of March 14.
Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., Monterey, Calif., initiated the voluntary recall after the pathogen was found in a random sample tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, according to a Dole news release.
The salads were distributed in 15 states — Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia — plus the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
The recalled products appear under four labels:
- Dole Italian Blend, universal product code 7143000819;
- Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend, UPC 1111091045;
- Little Salad Bar Italian Salad, UPC 4149811014; and
- Marketside Italian Style Salad, UPC 8113102780.
They’re coded A058201A or B with a use-by date of March 12. It’s considered unlikely that any product remains on the shelf, but retailers were advised to check inventories and remove included products.
Consumer with questions can call Dole at 800-356-3111.