GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — A press release was sent by Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) informing the public that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released information about a recall on certain Dole-branded and private label packaged salads.
The recall involves a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes contained in the iceberg lettuce of these products, which may have been distributed in Mesa County.
Listeria monocytogenes, commonly called listeria, 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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Products that are subjected to the recall can be identified by their product lot code. Recalled products from a production facility in Springfield, Ohio, begin with the letter “W” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 22, 2021 and January 9, 2022. Products from another processing plant in Soledad, California, can be identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 23, 2021 and January 8, 2022.
The products are likely not on your grocery shelves anymore, but may be in your refrigerator or freezer. Consumers who have these products on hand are urged not to eat the product and to throw them away immediately.
If you suspect you have symptoms of a listeriosis infection, seek medical care immediately.