Certain Dole brand pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits and leafy greens and certain PC Organics brand leafy greens recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
January 22, 2016
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
10349

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 22, 2016 - Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

This recall applies to all products manufactured from the Dole facility located in Springfield, OH. Affected product can be identified with a product code beginning with the letter "A" in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

The products listed below may have been repackaged or transformed into various in-store produced products, such as in-store made salads. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact the retailer.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation associated with a listeriosis outbreak, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Dole Classic Iceberg Salad 340 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01063
Dole Classic Iceberg Salad 1361 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00810
Dole Classic Romaine 255 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01069
Dole Greener Selection 340 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00965
Dole Colorful Cole Slaw 397 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01715
Dole Colorful Cole Slaw 1361 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00320
Dole American Blend 340 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00933
Dole Chopped Romaine 454 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01082
Dole Chopped Romaine 907 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00951
Dole Field Greens 198 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00961
Dole Hearts of Romaine 255 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00956
Dole Italian Blend 255 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00819
Dole Mediterranean Blend 227 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00959
Dole Spring Mix 1361 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01030
Dole Very Veggie 340 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01005
Dole Baby Spinach 312 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01071
Dole Baby Spinach 283 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00020
Dole Spring Mix 312 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01068
Dole Spring Mix 283 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00019
Dole Baby Arugula with Spinach 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 06067
Dole Baby Romaine 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 06068
Dole Baby Spinach with Tender Reds 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 06069
Dole Sassy Baby Blend 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 06071
Dole Spring Mix 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01077
Dole Sweet Baby Lettuces 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01079
Dole Baby Spinach 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01080
Dole Arugula 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01081
Dole 50/50 Blend 283 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01099
Dole 50/50 Blend 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01093
Dole Salade Kit Caesar 216 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01026
Dole Salade Kit Light Caesar 218 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01028
Dole Salade Kit Ultimate Caesar 252 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01716
Dole Salade Kit Asian Island Crunch 305 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01721
Dole Salade Kit Southwest Salad 298 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01711
Dole Salade Kit Ultimate Caesar 252 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01718
Dole Salade Kit Spinach Cherry Almond Bleu 181 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01727
Dole Salade Kit Endless Summer 179 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01725
Dole Salade Kit Kale Caesar 191 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01728
Dole Salade Kit Sweet Kale 198 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01726
Dole Ready-to-Eat Spring Mix & Fruit 82 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00111
Dole Ready-to-Eat Four Cheese Caesar 153 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00109
Dole Ready-to-Eat Italienne Herb 156 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00110
Dole Chop Chop Salade Kit BBQ Ranch 301 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00039
Dole Chop Chop Salade Kit Italienne 286 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00038
Dole Chop Chop Salade Kit Chipotle & Cheddar 295 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00037
Dole Chop Chop Salade Kit Sesame Ginger 301 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 01729
Dole Chop Chop Salade Kit Asian Blend 340 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00040
Dole Chop Chop Salade Kit Confetti Blend 340 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 71430 00041
PC Organics Baby Spinach 312 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 82943
PC Organics Field Greens Salad Mix 312 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 82942
PC Organics Field Greens & Herbs Salad Mix 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 85451
PC Organics Field Greens 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 99155
PC Organics Baby Spinach 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 99157
PC Organics Baby Arugula 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 99154
PC Organics Baby Romaine 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 99156
PC Organics Baby Kale 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 04452
PC Organics Super Greens 142 g All codes that begin with "A" 0 60383 04753

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