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Lettuce Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling 756 cases of its DOLE Seven Lettuces salad because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The salad was recalled Saturday after testing by New York State health officials revealed Salmonella bacteria in a sample of the product, according to Market Watch

The Seven Lettuces salad subject to recall is marked with a use-by date of April 11, 2012 and Product Codes 0577N089112A or 0577N089112B, both of which can be found in the upper right corner of the package. It is also identified by the UPC code 71430 01057, located on the back of the package below the barcode. 

The product was distributed in 15 states, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, reported Market Watch.

No illnesses have been reported related to the recall.

Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea and vomiting, and generally appear 6 to 72 hours after ingesting the contaminated food.

Consumers who think they may have contracted a Salmonella infection should a healthcare provider. 

Dole advises anyone who has bought the recalled product to discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the company’s Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PDT) Monday through Friday.

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  • Art Davis

    Testing in market bagged “Leafy Green” products will result in positives and recalls. Does such testing really accomplish anything from a disease prevention standpoint or just add to the “Background Noise” of recalls that desensitize folks to such news? So far as I am aware none of these finished product, in market, testing finds has ever been related to an actual disease outbreak. In this case if 756 cases, at, probably, 12 individual bags of product per case (9,072 bags), were significantly contaminated one would expect some evidence of illness in the associated markets as in all likelihood a significant portion of the product would have been consumed prior to any announcement of the recall. One wonders if FDA / CDC makes any special effort to detect foodborne illness in the markets where such recalls occur. If not, why not? Also…if contaminated product is detected does FDA or other regulatory agency then make an effort to collect and test additional samples from the affected lot? With current rapid methods it would seem likely that additional samples could be found if a rapid response system was in place.

  • colleen grignon

    I have read many reports about the recall on Doll lettuce.All reports have said no illness due to recall,well check again I myself was very very ill all weekend due to eating very veggie doll lettuce.I would like to know where companys get facts from regarding sickness due from products.

  • Jeannine

    I was the sickest I can remember ever being over the weekend of the 14th and heard about the recall on Monday, the 16th. I went to the doctor on Monday and did the necessary test and found out today that it was salmonella. It’s really ufortunate that the recall was not publicized until after the use by date… I’d imagine that most people had already consumed it and probably didn’t even know to get tested for it.