Dole Fresh Vegetables will recall 1,077 cases of bagged salad sold in Kroger and Walmart stores in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, due to possible Listeria contamination.
This Dole recall includes Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with use-by date of June 19 and the UPC 11110 91039, Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with use-by date of June 19 and the UPC 11110 91046 and Walmart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with use-by date of June 19 and the UPC code 81131 02781.
Dole officials say they are coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported from the lettuce and most of the product is likely off the shelves.
A Dole spokesman said:
Although the product is thee days past its use-by date and it is highly unlikely that any product is still available at retail, retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is not in the stream of commerce.
Retailers and concerned consumers with questions or problems should get medical treatment if necessary and might also want to notify Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111.