Late December 2021 was a rough stretch for Aldi prepackaged salad. The grocer issued not one, but two different recalls over salad products. One of the companies affected was Dole.
Now, just a few weeks later, Dole is back in the news again. Earlier this week, Aldi announced an expansion of the original Dole recall, once again over potential Listeria contamination. This new recall involves certain products produced in Springfield, OH, and Soledad, CA, and includes a number of states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. Affected products include products sold under the Aldi Little Salad Bar label.
As with the previous Dole recall, this Dole recall is not limited to Aldi. You can read more about other grocers affected on the FDA website.
Trader Joe’s does not appear to be affected by the recall.
You can read the full Aldi press release, which includes a list of affected products, below.
In Association with Dole, ALDI Expands Recall of Certain Little Salad Bar Products from Select Stores Due to Potential Listeria Exposure
Batavia, Ill. (January 8, 2022) – In cooperation with Dole, ALDI is recalling certain Little Salad Bar products containing iceberg lettuce that were produced in the Dole facilities in Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA as a precautionary measure after Listeria was detected on harvesting equipment.
Upon notification from the supplier, ALDI immediately removed the affected products from select ALDI stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia. Note that some ALDI stores receive products from multiple facilities; therefore, not all products will be withdrawn from shelves at all impacted stores. The items were also available for purchase through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
To date, no illnesses related to these products have been reported. No other ALDI products are affected by this recall. ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. ALDI has robust processes in place to test items for quality and safety. If customers have product(s) affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers who have been impacted by this recall or who would like additional information can contact ALDI customer service: https://bit.ly/2OjQf11.
ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this recall may cause.