A popular brand of ready-made salad kits is being recalled.  The United States Food and Drug Administration is reporting that Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of their Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit. The concern is a possible undeclared allergen.

The potential undeclared allergen is egg.  Dole has reason to believe that the dressing and topping kit designed for a different product of theirs was unintentionally used during a portion of the production of the Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit.  Because the dressing and topping kit wasn't intended for this specific salad kit, the eggs aren't listed as ingredients and therefore the potential for allergen-concerns exists.

At the present time no illnesses or medical issues have been reported.  It's important to note that the food product is edible (i.e. there are no spoilage or bacteria situations involved); the concern is the allergen presence for those who have food-based - specifically egg - allergies.

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Dole is recommending that consumers check t he product lot code and the Best If Used By date that is located on t he upper right hand corner of each bag; additionally, the UPC code is located at the bottom right hand corner of the back of each bag.

Here are the specific descriptions, UPC, Best If Used By Date, and Lot Code involved in the recall:

  • Description:  Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad
  • IPC:  0-71430-00035-9
  • Best If Used By Date:  01-15-21
  • Lot Code:  B364016 & B364017

Consumers who have the Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit with the exact codes involved in the recall should discard the product.  Questions may be directed to the Dole Consumer Center:  1-800-356-3111.

US FDA

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