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Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Number of Salad Kits Due to Possible Health Risk from Listeria Monocytogenes

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Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Dole, Marketside, President’s Choice
Product Description:
Product Description
Salad kits

Company Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Monterey, CA–February 8, 2024–Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market a limited number of Dole-branded and private label salad kits described below, which were processed on the same line as a cheese that has been recalled by the manufacturer, Rizo-Lopez Foods, for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/rizo-lopez-foods-inc-voluntarily-recallsdairy-products-because-possible-health-risk)

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain masterpacks by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier. At this time, we are unaware of any specific illnesses associated with our products. or by other purchasers of their recalled cheese.

A listing of products subject to this recall is set forth below and includes Dole, President’s Choice, and Marketside brands. The product lot codes are located in the upper-right-hand corner of the package. Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators or freezers are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately.

Recalled salad items were distributed in the states of AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA and WI. Additionally, these salads were distributed in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec.

No other Dole products are part of these voluntary recalls.

Dole retailers have been advised to check store shelves and warehouse inventories to confirm that no recalled product is available for purchase by consumers.

Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.


Product Description


Lot Code Starting With


Dole Chopped Kit Avocado Ranch 71430000915 W019- W036 02/03/2024-02/20/2024
N019-N036 02/03/2024-02/20/2024
Dole Chop Kit Avocado Ranch Chop Kit Ranch A L'Avocat 71430000922 W022- W036 2024 FE 06 - 2024 FE 20
Dole Premium Kit Southwest Salad 71430017012 W022- W036 02/04/2024-02/18/2024
N022- N036 02/04/2024- 02/18/2024
Dole Cajun Ranch Chopped Kit 71430002063 W029- W036 02/11/2024- 02/18/2024
N022- N036 02/04/2024- 02/18/2024
Dole Premium Kit Endless Summer 71430010730 W022- W036 02/04/2024- 02/18/2024
N023- N036 02/05/2024-02/19/2024
Dole Supreme Kit Southwest Salad
Supreme Kit Salade Du Sud-Ouest
71430017111 W020- W036 2024 FE 03 - 2024 FE 18
President's Choice Southwest Salad Kit
Sud-Ouest Kit de Salade
60383023195 W034-W036 2024 FE 17 - 2024 FE 18
B018- B024 2024 FE 03 - 2024 FE 09
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Bacon Ranch Crunch 681131305440 B020- B036 02/05/2024- 02/21/2024

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Company Contact Information

Dole Consumer Response Center
Bil Goldfield - Director, Corporate Communications, Dole Food Company, Inc.

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