WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --Dole Food is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad due to potential salmonella contamination. The company released a statement saying no illnesses have been reported yet, and they are coordinating with officials after the State of New York tested a sample of the product which came back positive for salmonella.
The affected Seven Lettuces salads are marked with an expiration date of April 11, 2012. The UPC code, which can be found on the back of the package underneath the bar code, is 71430 01057 and the product code, found in the upper right hand corner of the product, is either 0577N089112A or 0577N089112B.
The product in question was distributed in 15 states; Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Officials are urging customers to dispose of the recalled bags. The company is contacting retailers to ensure the potentially contaminated product has been taken off the shelves.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever anywhere between eight to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. The illness ranges in severity but is especially dangerous for infants, the elderly, and women who are pregnant.
No additional Dole products were included in the recall.