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Dole Recalls Bagged Lettuce

A popular variety of bagged lettuce was recalled over the weekend because of a possible risk for pathogen that causes food borne illness, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

A bag of Dole Heart of Romaine salads tested positive for the Listeria Momocytogenes during a random check by the FDA. Dole Fresh Vegetables choose to do a voluntary recall after the finding. This includes 2,598 cases of bagged salads distributed in the nine states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Listeria Momocytogenes is a form of food poisoning that affects pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems in particular. Symptoms of infection include fever, muscle aches and stomach problems that include nausea and diarrhea.

This item has a product code of 0540N165112A or B, with Use-by date of June 26 and a UPC code of UPC 7143000956. The FDA recommends that anyone who has one of these salad bags to throw it out immediately.

A faulty product can create more problems than a ruined meal. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been made ill by flawed product, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal rights.