Dole salad recall includes, Aldi, Walmart, Sam’s Club
Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Aldi are among the grocery stores announcing that some of their products are included in the recall of salads due to possible health risks from Listeria monocytogenes.
The Food and Drug Administration says Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is recalling all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA production facilities containing iceberg lettuce.
Lettuce from the Ohio facility was distributed to 25 states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals may suffer 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.
Products subject to the voluntary recall from Springfield, OH are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “W” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 22, 2021, and January 9, 2022.
Products subject to the voluntary recall from Soledad, CA are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 23, 2021, and January 8, 2022. The product lot codes are located in the upper-right-hand corner of the package.
Anyone with these products in their refrigerators is urged to discard them immediately. No illnesses have been reported with the products being recalled to date.
The recall is being issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these finished products was tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
The listing of products being recalled can be seen below.