Following notification by Dole Fresh Vegetables, has recalled Dole Italian Blend Salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The following product, with a use-by date of Aug. 20 is included in this recall:
- Dole Italian Blend Salad, UPC 7143000819
To date, Giant has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. The product should be thrown away or brought to any Giant. A full refund is available with a receipt of purchase.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. However, consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
While healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, it can cause sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or those undergoing chemotherapy.
It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
For more information, call Dole Food Company's consumer response center at 800-356-3111 or Giant's customer service line at 888-814-4268.