Dole "Hearts Delight" Bagged Lettuce Recalled For E. Coli

Dole is recalling bagged lettuce tainted with e. coli today, so you’ll want to check your fridge lest you develop bloody diarrhea.

The e. coli tainted product is Dole’s “Hearts Delight” bagged salad mix. It has a “best if used by (BIUB)” date of September 19, 2007, and a production code of “A24924A” or “A24924B” stamped on the package. The “best if use by (BIUB)” code date can be located in the upper right hand corner of the front of the bag. The salad was sold in plastic bags of 227 grams in Canada and one-half pound in the U.S., with UPC code 071430-01038.

“Hearts Delight” was sold in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada and in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and neighboring states in the U.S..

Got questions? Pester the Dole Consumer Center at 800-356-3111. If you’ve got the salad in your fridge—throw it out.

The Consumerist takes this opportunity to remind you that its not difficult to chop lettuce and that the FDA “Food Czar”,”David W.K.,” says that no one should ever buy bagged salad because it is unsafe.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Voluntary Recall of ‘Dole Hearts Delight’ Packaged Salads [FDA]