Last month the Ukrop and Dole companies have issued recalls on some of their products. The Dole company recalled one of their bagged salads in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; the Ukrop company recalled seven products in the state of Tennessee.
Ukrop announced a recall on some of its products. The company said in late October that while preparing their products that they “found a couple of pieces of brown hard plastic in a supplier ingredient, which could be a choking hazard.”
The products recalled were:
- Chef Salad, UPC: 72251525049
- Chicken Caesar Salad, UPC: 72251525050
- Chicken and Bacon Cobb Salad, UPC: 72251525051
- Garden Side Salad, UPC: 72251525202
- Mexican Side Salad, UPC: 72251525214
- Southwestern Style Salad, UPC: 72251525133
- Chicken Caesar Wrap, UPC: 72251525064
The locations where the products were recalled are Kroger Mid Atlantic Stores in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio; Food Lion Stores in Virginia and North Carolina; Harris Teeter in Williamsburg, Virginia (only); and Ukrop’s Market Hall, Richmond, Virginia.
Ukrop said that each store had been notified of the recall and that as of now there have been no injuries reported, and that anyone who has purchased any of these products is encouraged to return them and receive a full refund at the place of purchase.
Kroger was the only retailer to announce a recall for the products on their recall alerts.
Ukrop’s recall was voluntarily issued for plastic found in their products.
A week after the Ukrop recall, Dole Company announced a recall for four of their bagged salads in ten states. The Dole salads were found to be contaminated with Listeria after a sample test was performed by the Department of Agriculture in Georgia.
Kroger stated in their recall that among the states that Dole listed, that Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee were also included.
The item recalled in the state of Tennessee was the Kroger brand garden salad, UPC: 0-11110-91036-3.
There were no reports of illnesses due to the Dole recall. No other Dole products were involved in the recall.
The listeria monocytogenes found in the salads are usually non-deadly, but it is dangerous to women who are pregnant, to the very young, to the elderly, and to those who are immunocompromised.
Listeria is generally transmitted when food is harvested, processed, prepared, packed, transported or stored in environments contaminated with L. monocytogenes.
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