Dole Food Company has issued a recall of over 2,500 cases of bagged salads, including some sold in Pennsylvania, because of possible bacterial contamination. The recall was initiated after a bag of salad tested positive for Listeria during a random check by the Food and Drug Administration.
The product, Dole Hearts of Romaine, is being recalled in nine states, including PA.
The recalled bags have a:
Consumers can find the product code and use-by-date in the upper right-hand corner of the package. The UPC code can be found on the back of the package, below the barcode. The FDA recommends that anyone who has a bag of the recalled salad throw it away.
Listeria food poisoning can cause muscle aches, fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and diarrhea. If you are pregnant, symptoms of listeria poisoning can be flu-like and include fever, nausea, and vomiting. Infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, still birth, premature delivery, or a life-threatening disease in the baby.