Dole recalls American Blend bagged salads - The Packer

Dole recalls American Blend bagged salads

10/18/2012 09:20:00 AM
Tom Karst

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling cases of American Blend bagged salads because of a positive test for listeria.

Dole recalls  American Blend salads.According to the Oct. 17 recall notice, the 12-ounce salads’ product code is coded A275208A (or B) with a use-by date of Oct. 17. The Universal Product Code is 7143000933; no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture conducted a random test on a bag of the American Blend salad, which yielded the positive result for listeria.

The product code and use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package and the UPC code is on the back of the package, according to the release.

The salads were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The release did not include the number of cases involved in the recall.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is contacting retailers to confirm that the recalled product is removed from the shelves, according to the release.

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florida  |  October, 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM

The listeria does not just magically appear in the bag; It had to have come from somewhere. The usual culprit is the processing/packing line. How can they justify only recalling a single lot, when numerous other lots have rolled over and been sliced by the same equipment that contaminated this batch? Don't tell me it's because they have a sanitizing step between each batch, because clearly the sanitizing is not sufficient if listeria is still able to survive and make its way into the end product.

Roger Henry    
ca  |  October, 18, 2012 at 04:14 PM

Hold your horses there fella......this may be false alarm too. Didn't River Ranch just waste million$ on a recall only to learn that it was a false positive?

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