Kroger is pulling Dole, Simple Truth and Fresh Selections salads from store shelves after salads made at a Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio were linked to a Listeria outbreak. Twelve people have been sickened in this outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Stores that carried salads made at the facility include all Jay C, Food 4 Less and FoodsCo stores and Kroger stores in the following areas: the Greater Cincinnati area including Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio and Southeastern Indiana; Central and Northwest Ohio; the Northwestern Virginia panhandle; Michigan; Indiana, excluding Southeast Indiana and Evansville; Illinois; Eastern Missouri; the Greater Memphis area, Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; Western Kentucky; Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama.
Salads produced at Dole’s Springfield facility are identified with a product code beginning with the letter “A” in the upper right-hand corner of the package. Those sold at Kroger stores were sold in individual packages and as part of the salad bar.
Consumers who have purchased these salads should not eat them, but instead remove the salad or salads from their refrigerators and put them the salad in plastic bag that can be sealed. Then, throw it away in a sealed garbage can, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. After handling the bag of salad, wash your hands well with soap and water. Then clean the refrigerator with a mild bleach solution. Also clean any cutting boards, utensils, dishes, plates, or counters that came into contact with the product. Wash your hands again with soap and water after cleaning.
Consumers who have eaten these recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms of a Listeria infection which can take up to 70 days to develop. They include fever, stiff neck, headache, muscle aches sometimes preceded by nausea, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Those most at risk for Listeria infections and serious complications are children, seniors, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and infection of a newborn.
The Dole brand products include: Dole Baby Kale 4.5 OZ, Dole Italian Blend 10 OZ, Dole Hearts of Romaine 9 OZ, Dole Shredded Lettuce 8 OZ, Dole American Blend 12 OZ, Dole Classic Romaine 9 OZ, Dole Just Lettuce 9 OZ; Dole Spring Mix 5 OZ, Dole Spinach 8 OZ, Dole Greener Selection 12 OZ, Dole 50/50 Blend Bag 5 OZ, Dole Very Veggie 12 OZ, Dole Baby Spinach 6 OZ, Dole Chopped Chipotle & Cheddar Kit 12.9 OZ, Dole Chopped Bacon & Bleu Kit 12.9 OZ, Dole Garlic Caesar Salad Kit 9.9 OZ, Dole Southwest Salad Kit 12.8 OZ, Dole Pomegranate Flax with Brussels Kit 13.1 OZ, Dole Choppes BBQ Ranch Kit 14.4 OZ, Dole Light Caesar Salad Kit 9.7 OZ, Dole Cherry Almond Bleu Spinach Kit 8.3 OZ, Dole Sunflower & Kale Salad Kit 13.6 OZ, Dole Caesar Salad Kit 9.9 OZ, Dole Ultimate Caesar Salad Kit 11.2 OZ, Dole Endless Summer Salad Kit 12.9 OZ, Dole Caesar Salad Kit 11.5 OZ, Dole Angel Hair Coleslaw 10 OZ, Dole Classic Iceberg 3 LB, 48 OZ; Dole Romaine Family Size 15 OZ, Dole Shredded Red Cabbage 10 OZ, Dole Shredded Lettuce FS 16 OZ, Cole Classic Coleslaw 14 OZ, Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit 27.2 OZ and Dole Classic Salad Mix – 5 LB Bulk used in the salad bar.
The Simple Truth brand salads include: Simple Truth Organic Baby Spinach 16 OZ, Simple Truth Organic 50/50 Blend 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Baby Spring Mix with Herbs 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Baby Spring Mix 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Baby Spring Mix 16 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Baby Romaine 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Baby Kale 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Baby Spinach 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic Power Greens 5 OZ, Simple Truth Organic 50/50 Blend Mix 16 OZ, and Simple Truth Organic Baby Arugula 5 OZ.
The Fresh Selections brand salads include: Fresh Selections Field Greens
8 OZ, Fresh Selection Hearts of Romaine 10 OZ, Fresh Selections Ranch House w/bcn Kit 10.6 OZ, Fresh Selections Classic Garden Salad 24 OZ, Fresh Selections Baby Spinach 6 OZ, Fresh Selections Classic Garden Salad 12 OZ, Fresh Selections Baby Spring Mix 10 OZ, Fresh Selections Veggie Blend 12 OZ, Fresh Selections Greener Supreme 12 OZ, Fresh Selections Shredded Iceberg 8 OZ, Fresh Selections Baby Spring Mix 5 OZ, Fresh Selections Coleslaw 16 OZ, Fresh Selections Leaf Romaine 10 OZ, Fresh Selections Baby Spinach 10 OZ, Fresh Selections 40/50 Blend 5.5 OZ, Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend 10 OZ, Fresh Selections American Blend 12 OZ, Fresh Selections Romaine Blend 10 OZ.