It’s Time for the Novel’s Annual Recall
We’ve been warned about visiting family and friends and asked to stay home on Thanksgiving , but it looks like another threat to our health may already be lurking in our homes: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has voluntarily withdrawn some of her novels. lettuce due to concerns about possible E. coli infection.
By now, the annual remembrance of the novel has become almost as much a Thanksgiving tradition as forgiving the turkey and glorifying the false narrative of American mythology. In fact, this is the third November in a row that Lifehacker is covering a romaine lettuce review (interestingly, every November 20-24), albeit the first during a pandemic. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s recall.
What is remembered
Despite the fact that Dole has a wide selection of lettuce, only two of them come to mind: Dole Organic Romaine Hearts 3pk (UPC 0-71430-90061-1), combined English-French packaging, harvest date 10/23/2019 … and 10-26-20, and Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts (UPC 7-11535-50201-2) with harvest dates 23-10-20 and 26-20-20, according to a Food and Drug Administration announcement .
To find the Harvested-On sticker, look at the top right corner of each bag. Meanwhile, the UPC code is found in the lower right corner of the back of each bag. Each pack contains three organic romaine hearts, and the Wild Harvest product is packaged in a 12-ounce bag.
To date, there have been no reported cases of E. coli disease, and given that it can cause diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting, let’s leave it that way. It should also be noted that since these foods were collected and packaged almost a month ago, they really shouldn’t be in stores (or ideally in your refrigerator). However, if you have any of the romaine products listed above, check the label just in case.
The possibly infected novel was sold in 15 states: Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Virginia.
If you have a salad with these UPC codes and Harvested-On dates, be sure to throw it away. And if you have any questions, you can call the Dole Consumer Care Center at 1-800-356-3111, which is open 24 hours a day.