The FDA Says Toss These Salads
Don’t eat your salad after the expiration date. A recent FDA recall of bagged salads made by Dole Fresh Vegetables, which included brands sold at Kroger and Walmart, listed a use-by-date of June 19th. The recall is due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes food-borne illness. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.
As of yet, no illnesses have been reported due to the recall, according to the Cumming Patch. In case you do have a left over salad sitting in your refrigerator, the products being recalled include:
- Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme coded N158 211B 1613 KR04 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91039,
- Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine coded N158 111B KR11 with Use-by date of June 19 and UPC 11110 91046
- Walmart Marketside Leafy Romaine coded N158111B with Use-by date of June19 and UPC code 81131 02781
No other Walmart Marketside or Kroger Fresh Selections have been included in the recall. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, which is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PDT) Monday – Friday.
Product Liability at Pope & Howard, P.C.
Fortunately, no one has been affected by this product recall. Yet product liability is a serious issue. Vendors and manufacturers must be held accountable for selling defective goods to the public, especially when their products cause injury, illness or death.
At Pope & Howard, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience to investigate product liability, whether it was caused by design, manufacturing or marketing. We specialize in cases involvingdefective products, defective medical devices, and defective prescription drugs.
If you or a family member has suffered from as a result of a defective product, you may have a case. Contact one of our attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. at (404) 994-4486 or via email to find out more.