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February 3, 2001

Dole Recalls Cole Slaw

Westlake Village, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued an alert to consumers not to consume certain packages of Dole Cole Slaw distributed by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., Salinas, Calif. 93902. One package was found by Inspectors from the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets to indicate the presence of Salmonella.

No illness resulting from the consumption of this product has been reported.

The cole slaw is packaged in a 16 ounce "pillow type" plastic film with the code "BEST IF USED BY 02 05 01 CO1722A." No other lots of product are affected.

Inspectors from the Department of Agriculture and Markets sampled the product at a Westchester County retail food store during a routine inspection. Laboratory analysis indicated the presence of Salmonella typhimurium.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience symptoms similar to a bad case of the flu.
Consumers are urged to check if they have this product with this code date and to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or substitute product.

Consumers with questions may contact the Dole Consumer Information Center at 800/356-3111.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 3, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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