Giant Recalls Salad Due to Listeria Risk
Giant and Martin's are recalling Dole Italian Blend Salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The information below is provided by GIANT/MARTIN'S. (Giant has two local stores, one in Forks Township and one in Palmer.)
GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following notification
by Dole Fresh Vegetables, alerted customers of a recall of Dole Italian Blend Salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The following product, with a use by date of August 20 is included in this recall:
- Dole Italian Blend Salad, UPC 7143000819
To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illness associated with
consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should
discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis.
However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111. In addition, customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.giantfoodstores.com or www.martinsfoods.com.