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Photo: Nicole Glass Photography (Shutterstock) As handy as packaged salads can be—especially during the busy holidays—you may want to rethink using any currently in your fridge. That’s because Dole Fresh Vegetables has issued a voluntary, precautionary recall for all its salads processed at two of their facilities because of a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to bagged salads bearing the Dole name, the recalled items were also sold at supermarkets and big-box retailers across the country. Here’s what to know about the recall, including what to do if you’ve purchased any of the potentially contaminated salads. Why the Dole salads are being recalled Bagged salad recalls have become so common that they all seem to blend together. In this case, that’s accurate. You can read the whole saga in this FDA outbreak advisory , but basically, reports of infections tied to this strain Listeria (16 illnesses, 12 hospitalizations, and two deaths) found in packaged salads goes back to 2014, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FDA have been investigating it since. A recent inspection gave health officials reason to believe that other bagged salads potentially pose the same health risk. Which salads are part of the recall? Although Dole is responsible for processing all the recalled salads, they were also sold under in-house store labels at retailers like Kroger, Aldi, Walmart, and others. In addition to Dole, the brand names of these salad products […]