Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling some of its American Blend salad in 12-ounce bags, due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness.
To date, no illnesses have been reported due to the recalled lettuce.
The salads were distributed in 10 states, including Ohio.
The bags being recalled have the product code of A275208A or B, with a use-by date of Oct. 17, and UPC code 7143000933. The product code and date are in the upper-right hand corner of the bag, the UPC code is on the back below the barcode.
Tests by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on the salad blend were positive for listeria. Dole issued similar recalls for its Italian Blend salad in August, and its bags of hearts of romaine lettuce in June, both also due to listeria detection. None of the lettuces in those recalls were distributed in Ohio.
Customers with the salad blends are advised to throw them away, and call Dole at 1-800-356-3111, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, with any questions.
When eaten on food, listeria can cause illness that can be particularly serious in pregnant women and in adults with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal problems such as nausea and diarrhea.