February 3, 2001Dole Recalls Cole Slaw
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.
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