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Salad Mixes Recalled Due to Possible Listeria

Mixed greens sit in a wooden salad bowl.
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If you’ve recently purchased a salad mix from your local grocery store, you’ll want to check the label. There’s currently a CDC-issued recall on certain brands’ pre-packaged mixes.

The CDC is currently investigating two listeria outbreaks in salads packaged by Dole and Fresh Express.

According to the organization’s recall, the recalled Dole salads include mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and other salad kits with best if used use-by dates of Nov. 30, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022.  You can also check for packages that contain product lot code (found in the upper right-hand corner) beginning with the letters “B,” “N,” “W,” or “Y,” and the kits were packaged under the following brands:

  • Ahold
  • Dole
  • HEB
  • Kroger
  • Lidl
  • Little Salad Bar
  • Marketside
  • Naturally Better
  • Nature’s Promise
  • President’s Choice
  • Simply Nature

There is also an investigation into salad kits from Fresh Express due to listeria concerns. The packages in question are those with product codes Z324 through Z350 regardless of use-by dates. The kits were sold under brands:

  • Fresh Express
  • Bowl & Basket
  • Giant Eagle
  • Little Salad Bar
  • Marketside
  • O Organics
  • Signature Farms
  • Simply Nature
  • Weis Fresh from the Field
  • Wellsley Farms Organic

If you find any of the kits in your fridge, throw them out or bring them back to the store where they were purchased. Then, the CDC recommends washing the shelves or drawers where the products were stored with hot, soapy water. As for those who might have used the salad, they should be careful to clean and sanitize surfaces well that the salad might have come into contact with so as not to spread the possible listeria.

Until the investigation has concluded, it might be best to make your own salad for now.

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