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Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Voluntary Recall for Salads Processed at Its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ Facilities Due to Possible Health Risk from Listeria monocytogenes

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Last Updated on December 23, 2021 4:42 pm

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces a Voluntary Precautionary Recall of all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ processing facilities due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.,is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and its Yuma, AZ production facilities due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and is also temporarily suspending operations at both facilities to conduct an extensive cleaning and sanitation protocol. Products subject to the voluntary recall are identified by a product lot code beginning with the either the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package (see examples below) and will have a “Best if Used By” date between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022. Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately.

This suspension of operations and recall are being performed voluntarily by Dole out of an abundance of caution, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision to suspend operations and recall all products from these facilities was made after analyzing the strain of Listeria monocytogenes isolated in a single package of Dole-branded Garden Salad produced in the Bessemer City facility and a single package of shredded iceberg lettuce produced in the Yuma, AZ facility. Both of those items were randomly sampled by the state of Georgia and the state of Michigan, respectively, and were a genetic match with a strain of Listeria monocytogenes which FDA and CDC believe is responsible for sixteen illnesses since 2014.

Listing of products subject to each of these recalls is set forth below.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalled salad items from the Bessemer City facility were distributed in the states of AL, CT, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, and VA. Recalled salad items from the Yuma facility were distributed in the states of AL, AZ, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NC, ND, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

No products produced from Dole facilities in Springfield, OH (production/lot codes beginning with “W”) or Soledad, CA (production/lot codes beginning with “B”) are included in these voluntary recalls. In addition, no other Dole products, including “ready-to-eat” salad products, fresh fruit, and field-packed fresh vegetables, are part of these voluntary recalls and are safe to consume.

Dole retailers have been advised to check store shelves and warehouse inventories to confirm that no recalled product is available for purchase by consumers.

Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday—Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

LISTING OF PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO BESSEMER CITY RECALL

Production DescriptionProduct UPC
Ahold 10oz Chopped Romaine688267011085
Ahold 12oz American Blend688267011535
Ahold 12oz Garden Salad Mix688267184437
Ahold 32oz Garden Salad688267011610
Ahold 5oz 50/50 Spinach & Spring Mix688267176524
Ahold 5oz Arugula688267011559
Ahold 5oz Spring Mix688267011191
Ahold 6oz Baby Spinach Bag688267010965
Ahold 7oz Butter Blend688267011436
Ahold 8oz Italian House Blend688267011627
Dole 10.2oz Chopped Bacon Caesar071430000892
Dole 10.6oz Chopped Greek071430000885
Dole 10.7oz Chopped Fiesta Lime Kit071430000991
Dole 10.8oz Chop Caesar Kit071430000847
Dole 10oz 50/50 Spinach & Spring Mix Blend Clamshell071430010983
Dole 10oz Angel Hair Coleslaw071430009741
Dole 10oz Baby Spinach Clamshell071430000168
Dole 10oz Caesar Kit071430008065
Dole 10oz Light Caesar Kit US071430009253
Dole 10oz Shredded Carrot071430000281
Dole 10oz Spring Mix Clamshell071430000137
Dole 10oz Very Veggie071430010082
Dole 11.3oz Chop Avocado Ranch Kit01430000915
Dole 11.3oz Chop Avocado Ranch Kit071430000915
Dole 11.3oz Ultimate Caesar Kit071430017029
Dole 11.5 oz Creamy Coleslaw Kit071430017173
Dole 11oz Greener Selection071430009659
Dole 12.1oz Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit071430000946
Dole 12.2oz Chopped Applewood Bacon Kit071430001011
Dole 12.2oz Chopped Sunflower Crunch Kit071430000342
Dole 12.9oz Bacon & Bleu Chopped Kit071430000304
Dole 12.9oz Chipotle and Cheddar Chopped Kit071430000311
Dole 12oz American Blend071430009338
Dole 12oz Garden Salad071430011355
Dole 12oz Premium Sweet Kale Kit071430000809
Dole 13 oz BBQ Ranch Chopped Kit071430000298
Dole 13.25oz Country Ranch071430017302
Dole 13.6oz Sesame Asian Chopped Kit071430000359
Dole 13.6oz Sunflower Crunch Chopped Kit071430000342
Dole 13oz Endless Summer Kit071430010730
Dole 13oz Southwest Kit071430017012
Dole 14oz Coleslaw071430010662
Dole 14oz Southern Slaw071430010365
Dole 15.5oz Family Ultimate Caesar071430000830
Dole 15oz Family Classic Romaine071430010372
Dole 24oz Garden Salad071430011362
Dole 2lb Chopped Romaine071430009512
Dole 5.5oz Baby Spinach071430009642
Dole 5oz 50/50 Spinach & Spring Mix Blend071430010976
Dole 5oz Arugula071430010723
Dole 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell071430846254
Dole 5oz Spring Mix071430009437
Dole 6 oz Butter Bliss071430010709
Dole 6.9oz Blueberry Bliss Salad Kit071430010495
Dole 7oz Field Greens071430009611
Dole 8.3oz Spinach Miso Crunch Kit071430010532
Dole 8oz Shredded Lettuce071430010655
Dole 8oz Spinach071430009765
Dole 9.0oz Premium Romaine071430009109
Dole 9.1oz Peppercorn Ranch Chopped Kit071430000939
Dole 9.8oz Chopped Teriyaki Pineapple Kit071430001004
Dole 9oz Classic Romaine071430010693
Dole 9oz Hearts of Romaine071430009567
Kroger 10oz Hearts of Romaine011110910448
Kroger 10oz Baby Spinach Clamshell011110910509
Kroger 10oz Italian Blend011110910455
Kroger 10oz Leafy Romaine011110910462
Kroger 10oz Premium Romaine Blend011110910387
Kroger 10oz Spring Mix Clamshell011110910523
Kroger 10oz Tender Spinach (Teen)011110916495
Kroger 12oz Garden Salad011110910363
Kroger 12oz Veggie Blend011110910486
Kroger 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell111110911308
Kroger 1lb Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell111110911513
Kroger 24oz Garden Salad011110910370
Kroger 4.5oz Shredded Green Leaf011110061065
Kroger 5.5oz 50/50 Mix Clamshell011110910530
Kroger 5oz Chopped Kale011110221490
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Arugula Clamshell111110911506
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Kale Clamshell111110917270
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Romaine Blend Clamshell111110911278
Kroger 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell111110911285
Kroger 5oz Organic Power Greens Clamshell111110917331
Kroger 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell111110911315
Kroger 5oz Spring Mix Clamshell011110910516
Kroger 6oz Baby Spinach Clamshell011110910493
Kroger 8oz Field Greens011110910424
Kroger 8oz Shredded Romaine011110221483
Lidl 10oz Caesar Kit20737740
Lidl 11oz 50/50Baby Spinach/Spring Mix Blend Clamshell4056489503576
Lidl 11oz Baby Spinach Clamshell4056489503552
Lidl 11oz Spring Mix Clamshell4056489503569
Lidl 12oz American4056489210511
Lidl 12oz Garden Salad20737726
Lidl 12oz Sesame Asian Chopped Kit4056489210450
Lidl 14oz Coleslaw4056489151265
Lidl 16oz Baby Spinach Clamshell4056489210542
Lidl 5oz Baby Arugula4056489210535
Lidl 5oz Spring Mix20737702
Lidl 6oz Baby Spinach20737696
Lidl 8oz Shred Lettuce4056489151272
Lidl 8oz Teen Spinach20269845
Lidl 9oz Italian Blend20737733
Little Salad Bar 10.65oz Caesar Kit4099100263923
Little Salad Bar 10oz Caesar Kit4099100087000
Little Salad Bar 11.5oz Chopped Avocado Ranch Kit4099100219555
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chop Sunflower Crunch Kit4099100087925
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chopped Asian Kit4099100086973
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chopped Southwest Kit4099100087031
Little Salad Bar 12oz Chopped Sweet Kale Kit4099100083552
Little Salad Bar 12oz Garden Salad4099100082982
Little Salad Bar 14oz Coleslaw4099100154887
Little Salad Bar 5oz Spring Mix4099100083507
Little Salad Bar 6oz Butter Lettuce4099100083064
Little Salad Bar 8oz Shredded Lettuce4099100087963
Little Salad Bar 8oz Spinach4099100083453
Little Salad Bar 9oz Italian Blend4099100083194
Marketside 10oz Angel Hair Coleslaw681131387491
Marketside 10oz Leafy Romaine Salad681131027816
Marketside 10oz Premium Hearts of Romaine Salad681131027830
Marketside 10oz Spinach681131329460
Marketside 11.3oz Chopped Caesar Kit681131148320
Marketside 11oz 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Blend Clamshell681131355018
Marketside 11oz Baby Spinach Clamshell681131090254
Marketside 11oz Spring Mix w/ Greenleaf Clamshell681131355001
Marketside 12.3oz Chopped Avocado Ranch Kit681131305136
Marketside 12oz Classic Iceberg681131328944
Marketside 12oz Crisp Greens681131355032
Marketside 13.4oz Chopped Southwest Kit681131305129
Marketside 13.7oz Asian Chopped Kit681131305150
Marketside 13.8oz Cherry Almond Gorgonzola Chop Kit681131305167
Marketside 13.8oz Sunflower Bacon Kit681131305143
Marketside 14.6oz Bacon Caesar Kit681131387354
Marketside 15oz Caesar Kit681131387446
Marketside 16oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell681131354783
Marketside 16oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell681131085731
Marketside 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell681131354769
Marketside 16oz Shredded Iceberg681131532099
Marketside 16oz Tri-Color Coleslaw681131387484
Marketside 18oz Premium Romaine Salad681131388078
Marketside 22.2oz Family Sunflower Bacon Chopped Kit681131377348
Marketside 23.5oz Family Caesar Kit681131387460
Marketside 24oz Classic Iceberg Salad681131328951
Marketside 5.5oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell681131354790
Marketside 5oz Organic Arugula Clamshell681131221733
Marketside 5oz Organic Baby Spinach & Baby Kale Clamshell681131221290
Marketside 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell681131328982
Marketside 5oz Organic Spinach Arugula Blend Clamshell681131532082
Marketside 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell681131354776
Marketside 5oz Spring Mix681131354998
Marketside 6 oz Butter Blend Salad681131027861
Marketside 6oz Baby Greens681131355025
Marketside 6oz Baby Spinach681131027908
Marketside 8oz Bacon Ranch Crunch Kit681131305440
Marketside 8oz Shredded Iceberg681131328968
Marketside 9.5oz Kale Pecan Cranberry Chopped Kit681131221320
Marketside 9oz Chopped Romaine Mix681131221412
Marketside 9oz Premium Romaine Salad681131387538
Naturally Better 16oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell607880203431
Naturally Better 16oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell607880203417
Naturally Better 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell607880203424
Naturally Better 5oz Organic 50-50 Spinach &Spring Mix Clamshell607880203363
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Arugula Clamshell607880203394
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Baby Romaine Clamshell607880203400
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell607880203370
Naturally Better 5oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell607880203387
Natures Promise 10oz Organic Baby SpinachClamshell688267548864
Natures Promise 10oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell688267548871
Natures Promise 5oz Organic 50-50 Spinach & Spring Mix Clamshell688267154560
Nature's Promise 5oz Organic Baby Arugula Clamshell688267154478
Nature's Promise 5oz Organic Baby Kale Clamshell688267154492
Nature's Promise 5oz Organic Baby Romaine Clamshell688267154485
Natures Promise 5oz Organic Baby Spring Mix Clamshell688267154546
Simply Nature 16oz Organic Spring Mix Clamshell4099100088632
Simply Nature 5oz Organic Baby Spinach and Arugula Clamshell4099100087994
Simply Nature 5oz Organic Baby Spinach Clamshell4099100088564
Simply Nature 5oz Organic Mixed Greens Clamshell4099100088069

LISTING OF PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO YUMA RECALL

Product DescriptionProduct UPC
Dole 8 oz Shredded LettuceUPC 0-71430-01065-5
Marketside 8 oz Shredded LettuceUPC 6-81131-32896-8
Kroger 8oz Shredded LettuceUPC 0-11110-9161

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