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Salads recalled by Dole

MONTEREY, Calif. - Dole Food Co. said late Saturday that its fresh vegetables division is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad, because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

The bags of Seven Lettuces salad are stamped with a use-by date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B, Dole said.

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The product code and use-by date are located in the upper right-hand corner of the package, while the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode.

The salads were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Dole said that no illnesses have been reported.

The company said the bags are being recalled because a random sample tested by the State of New York came back positive for salmonella. No other Dole salads are included in the recall.

Consumers should throw out the recalled bags. Dole said it is also contacting retailers to make sure the bags in question are not available for sale.

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