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Dole salad recall: Virginia among six states affected by recall

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Virginia is one of six states where Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling more than 1,000 bagged salads due to a possible health risk from Listeria.

The recall was issued after a sample of Marketside Leafy Romaine salad tested positive for Listeria in a random sample test conducted in North Carolina.

Six U.S. states carried the product that was recalled: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The products being recalled are:
-Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04, with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039
-Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11, with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046
-Wal-mart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B, with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC code 81131 02781

The product code and use-by date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the bar code.

Listeria is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. However, most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill from it.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. Dole is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

Consumers who have any remaining product with these product codes should throw it away. Anyone with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111.

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