The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has issued a voluntary recall alert announced by Dole Fresh Vegetables to all Michigan consumers of DOLE Seven Lettuces salad with use-by date of April 11, 2012, due to a possible health risk of Salmonella.
The salads were distributed not only in Michigan, but 14 additional states that include Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The recall involves 756 cases labeled with the following UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B.
No illnesses have been reported, but the recall is precautionary inasmuch as a sample of Seven Lettuces salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by the State of New York.
Consumers with the recalled product are urged to not consume it and discard it immediately. Please call Dole Foods Company at 800-356-3111 with additional questions and concerns.
Salmonella bacteria are the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness. Salmonellosis is an infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, salmonellosis causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths annually in the United States.
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