Bagged salads have been recalled in 10 states after positive Listeria test

Some Dole garden salad bags are pulled after tests showed Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause deadly infections, According to the statement last week from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Salads include 24 oz. Dole Garden Salad, 24 oz. Classic Marketside Salad, 12 oz. Kroger Brand Garden Salad and 12 oz. Classic Garden Salad. Ten states are affected by the Dole Fresh Vegetables recall: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

Listeria can cause serious and fatal infections in people with weakened immune systems, and in otherwise healthy people it causes symptoms that include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. The Food and Drug Administration warns of Listeria infection It can also cause miscarriage and stillbirth among pregnant women.

The recall was announced after one garden authority sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

The statement stated that so far, no diseases have been reported as a result of contamination by the authorities.

The Food and Drug Administration notes that the products are past their “best if used by” date and should not be on shelves, although consumers are advised to check their products at home.

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