Dole Salad Recall
September 17, 2007
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat Dole brand Hearts Delight lettuce salad.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the ready-to-eat blend of romaine, green leaf and butter lettuce hearts may be contaminated with a strain of E. coli bacteria.
The affected product, produce of USA and likely distributed nationally, is sold in 227-gram packages bearing UPC 0 71430 01038 9, BIUB (best if used by) date 07SE19 and lot code A24924B.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the product.
Food contaminated with this strain of E. coli may not look or smell spoiled but the agency says the bacteria can cause life-threatening illnesses.
Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea; some people can have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis, while others may live with permanent kidney damage
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342, or TTY 1-800-465-7735, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday.
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