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Food Recall Warning: Dole Brand Italian Blend Salad Recalled Due to Listeria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 -- Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1fsEpEH

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling Dole brand Italian Blend salad from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product is known to have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and may have been also been distributed in other provinces.

Recalled product


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Brand     Product               Size            UPC             Codes
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Dole      Italian Blend Salad   10 oz. (283 g)  0 71430 00819 5 Best Before:
                                                                14-MR-12
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What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

- Learn more about the health risks at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

- Dole Food Company : 800-356-3111 (open 8:00 am to 3:00pm (PDT) Monday-Friday)

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contacts:
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CFIA: 613-773-6600

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