Listeria Recall Alert: Dole and President’s Choice Salad Kits Pose Health Risk

February 10, 2024 CanadaUSA

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In Canada a recall has been issued for select salad kits under the Dole and President’s Choice brands due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This microbial contamination poses serious health risks, prompting urgent action to safeguard consumers.

Recalled Products:

  • Dole Chop Kit – Avocado Ranch: 319 g, UPC 71430000922, All Best Before dates from 2024 FE 06 up to and including 2024 FE 20.
  • Dole Suprême Kit – Southwest Salad: 369 g, UPC 71430017111, All Best Before dates from 2024 FE 03 up to and including 2024 FE 18.
  • President’s Choice Southwest – Salad Kit: 369 g, UPC 60383023195, All best before dates up to and including 2024 FE 18.

Reason for Recall: The recall has been initiated due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the affected salad kits. These products were manufactured using cheese that has been recalled by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. in connection with an outbreak investigation in the United States.

Action Steps for Consumers:

  • Health Concerns: Consumers who suspect they have fallen ill after consuming any of the recalled products are advised to seek medical attention promptly.
  • Check Recalled Products: Individuals are urged to check their refrigerators and pantries for the recalled salad kits listed above.
  • Do Not Consume: It is crucial that consumers refrain from consuming, serving, using, selling, or distributing any of the recalled products to prevent potential health complications.
  • Disposal or Return: Recalled items should be disposed of immediately or returned to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Symptoms of Listeria Contamination: Consumers are reminded that food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not exhibit any visual or olfactory signs of spoilage. However, consumption of contaminated products can lead to symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Individuals most at risk include pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.


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