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These 4 Popular Bagged Salads Were Just Recalled in 10 States

It was one of those rare, last-minute recalls, when a major produce brand issued an important announcement just ahead of the weekend. Bagged salads sold at a few of the nation's largest grocery chains have been recalled over food safety concerns. We've got the details you need.

On October 29 via the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dole Fresh Vegetables announced a voluntary recall on a limited number of bagged garden salad products containing a blend of iceberg lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage.

The company said the salad recall was executed after authorities discovered "a single sample of garden salad which yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Georgia." They suggest Listeria may cause serious illness especially in immunocompromised individuals, and may present as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or possible other symptoms.

They report the "Best If Used By" date for all these salad brands on recall was 10-25-2021 and therefore should no longer be stocked on shelves. Dole states: "Consumers who have any remaining product with these Lot codes, UPC codes and Best if Used By dates should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day."

Keep reading for the well known bagged salads included in this recall, and the list of states that received them. Also, don't miss At Least 21 People Are Sick After Eating This Trader Joe's Item, CDC Says.


Dole Garden Salad

Dole recalled their own name brand garden salad in a 24-ounce bag, with lot codes N28205A or N28205B and UPC code 0-71430-01136-2.  

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Kroger Brand Classic Garden Salad

Kroger's classic garden salad was recalled in the 12-ounce package, with lot codes N28211A or N28211B and UPC code 0-11110-91036-3.

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Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad

Twenty-four-ounce bags of this salad by Marketside, a brand recognizable from Walmart and other major chains, were included in this recall with lot numbers N28205A or N28205B and UPC code 6-81131-32895-1.

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Salad Classics Garden Salad

Salad Classics 12-ounce garden salad bags were recalled, bearing lot numbers N28211A or N28211B and UPC code 6-88267-18443-7.

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States where this salad recall is effective:

Dole stated that the recalled salad products had been distributed in the following U.S. states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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