Dole recalls salad bags after possible listeria contamination

Dole is recalling its Italian blend salad bags after a possible listeria contamination.

The 10-ounce bags of salad were sold in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and have a best before date of 14-Mar-12. Dole says it is possible that the bags may have been sold in other provinces.

There are no reported cases of sickness stemming from consumption of the salad, but consumers should be careful as food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled.

Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to the bacteria.

In 2008, a listeria contamination linked to cold cuts from a Maple Leaf Food plant in Toronto resulted in 23 deaths and 57 confirmed cases of illness.

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