Recall of Dole on Iceberg Lettuce in North Dakota

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Dole has issued a voluntary recall on iceberg lettuce products in North Dakota.

If you bought Dole Iceberg Lettuce (or foods containing Dole Iceberg Lettuce) on your last trip to the grocery store, you can want to take it back to the store and get your money back. Why? Because Dole may have sent lots of lettuce and other veggies that can make you really sick. The United States Food & Drug Administration has informed the public that many states have been affected by the vegetable recall.

Some packages of Dole iceberg lettuce and other vegetables may be contaminated with Listeria.

Dole has issued a recall of certain items containing iceberg lettuce with possible listeria that were distributed from facilities in Springfield, Ohio, and Soledad, Calif. Dole. According to the FDA website, the recalled food is due to the iceberg lettuce being potentially contaminated with Listeria. North Dakota is said to have obtained Dole iceberg lettuce from the plant in Soledad, California.

Listeria can be a very dangerous disease.

Do you know what Listeria is? Listeriosis is a serious infection caused mainly by contaminated food. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Listeria is the infection that most commonly affects “pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.” People infected with Listeria can experience everything from flu-like symptoms such as fever and muscle aches to stillbirths and miscarriages.

Have you recently purchased Dole products that contain iceberg lettuce?

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