There's another recall affecting Dole ready-to-eat salad kits.  This time around, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling some of their Endless Summer Salad Kit(s) in a variety of states.  Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are included in this recall.

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, the concern is with an "undeclared allergen" - specifically fish and egg.  Details released from the company share that a dressing and topping kit (called a "masterpack") that was designed and intended for a different product manufactured by Dole was unintentionally used and included during a portion of the production of two lot codes of the Endless Summer Salad.  Because of that issue, the labeling and packaging for the salad kit doesn't disclose the ingredients that could cause allergy problems - because they weren't intended to be in there.

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The United States Food and Drug Administration is instructing consumers to check their packaging to see if it is included in this recall.  "The product lot code and Best if Used by Date is located on the upper right corner of each bag and the UPC code is located on the bottom right corner of the back of each bag".

Here are the specifics:

  • Description:  Dole Endless Summer Salad Kit
  • UPC Code:  0-71430-01073-0
  • Best If Used By Date:  01-26-21
  • Lot Codes:  B00912A and B00912B
  • States Affected:  Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington

At the present time, there have been no reported medical issues or illnesses involved with this recall.  The recall is strictly voluntary and under the guise of caution.  Consumers who have the Dole Endless Summer Salad Kits in their possession are urged not to consume them and to return it to the store from which it was purchased.

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