Lettuce recall 2022: Dole recalls salad sold at Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, H-E-B for listeria risk – USA TODAY

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Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling dozens of types of prepackaged salad for a “possible health risk” from listeria from dozens of states.
The recall comes weeks after the company had a similar recall in December and one in October
According to the Jan. 7 recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, the affected products are Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Springfield, Ohio and Soledad, California production facilities. 
Consumers are advised to throw out the recalled items and not to eat them. Affected store brands include Walmart’s Marketside brand, Aldi’s Little Salad Bar, Kroger and H-E-B. Some President’s Choice products sold in Canada are also included in the recall.
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A list of the impacted products is posted on the FDA and Dole websites. (See the list below.)
In the December recall, Dole said salads processed at the two factories were not affected.
Dole said no illnesses have been reported with the products being recalled to date. However, consumers are advised to throw recalled items out and not eat them. 
The recall is “being issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these finished products was tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes,” the company said in the notice.
According to the FDA, listeria causes fever, nausea and other types of symptoms generally associated with foodborne illnesses, but it can be deadly for young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. It’s also been tied to miscarriages and stillbirths. 
Dole said “no other Dole products, including fresh fruit and field-packed fresh vegetables, are part of these voluntary recalls and are safe to consume.”
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Recalled salad items from the Springfield, Ohio facility were distributed in 25 states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Recalled salad items from the Soledad, California facility were distributed in 30 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
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Here’s how to tell what’s included in the recall, at a glance.
In the upper right-hand corner of the salad package, look for a product lot code beginning with either a W or B. Impacted items will also have a “Best if Used By” date between Dec. 22 and Jan. 9. 
Consumers can contact the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111 with questions about the recall.
Products listed in the recall notice and their UPC numbers include:
Walmart posted a list of the Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations that sold some of the recalled products on its website. The following Marketside store brand products are included in the recall:
The following store brand products are included in the recall:
Kroger also said in a recall notice on its website that several recalled Dole products were sold in stores located in North Carolina, Virginia, eastern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, southeastern Ohio, Texas and Louisiana; as well as Dillon, Baker’s, Gerbes, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4Less, FoodsCo, QFC and Smith’s stores.
The products with their UPC numbers and best if used by dates are:
The following store brand products are included in the recall:
The following store brand products are included in the recall:
Contributing: Eve Chen, USA TODAY
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