How Do I Make a Claim for the Dole Salad Recall?
Dole recalled bags of garden salad sold in 10 states after one bag tested positive for listeria. The recall was dated October 29, 2021, and covered Dole, Marketside, Kroger, and Salad Classics garden salad bags sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Getting your money back during a recall can be a bit of a challenge. Most people don't bother going through the trouble, especially for low-value items. It can be more hassle than it is worth, but if you do want a refund, DoNotPay can streamline and simplify the process tremendously. We can also help you with recalls of:
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What You Need to Know About the Recall on Dole Salads
At this point, the lots concerned are past their use-by date and should no longer be on store shelves, but you should check if you have any of the following:
|N28205A and N28205B||24 oz Dole Garden Salad|
|N28205A and N28205B||24 oz Marketside Classic Salad|
|N28211A and N28211B||12 oz Kroger Brand Garden Salad,|
|N28211A and N28211B||12 oz Salad Classics Garden Salad,|
All of these have a use-by date of October 25, 2021. The lot code and date are in the upper right corner of the bag.
If you have consumed any of these, monitor yourself for symptoms of listeria infection, which can take as long as 70 days to develop. Watch out for:
- Persistent fever
- Muscle aches
- Severe headache
- Neck stiffness
Go to your doctor for a test if you have these symptoms. Dole has provided no mechanism for getting a refund, simply saying you should discard the bags and that you should call the Dole Consumer Center at 1-800-356-311 with questions.
In cases like these when no specific instructions are provided by the company, you can and its huge database of information for product recalls.
What Happened With the Dole Salad Recall?
This recall is considered precautionary. There have not been any cases of associated illness found yet. The contamination was found during routine QA testing.
That said, you should not use this as an excuse to eat potentially contaminated salad. Listeriosis can be serious in pregnant people and those with immune conditions.
Can I Get a Refund?
Right now, it appears Dole is not offering refunds to affected customers directly. You may be able to get a refund by contacting the store at which you bought the product.
This is typical for recalls of low-value food products. At this point, too, it is very likely that much of the affected salad has been eaten. If you did eat it, as mentioned above, monitor yourself for symptoms. If you develop listeriosis within 70 days, then you may be able to get compensation.
DoNotPay can help you attempt to get a refund by contacting Dole or the retailer on your behalf. This can save you a lot of time waiting on hold, especially for large-scale, multi-state recalls like this one. We can also help create strong arguments for getting your money back. We are also familiar with laws around recalls that some states, such as California, have.
Food recalls happen with sad regularity, although precautionary recalls like this one generally show that the system is indeed working and our food safety is in good hands. Because of the low value of the item, it's often more important to be able to discard items before they become a problem, and this is another area in which DoNotPay can help you.
How to Check for Recalls Using DoNotPay 's Product Recall Monitor
If you don't have a specific recalled product in mind yet, DoNotPay can check to see if any of your recent purchases have been recalled. Simply forward any receipts you have to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll scan them against our updated list of recalled items.
How the Product Recall Monitor Works:
- Register your email for our Recall Monitor through the Product Recalls product.
- Forward any email receipts you have to email@example.com (you can set up auto-forwarding to make it easier)
- DoNotPay will notify you immediately if one of your purchases is recalled. We'll then help you claim a refund or replacement for it through the steps above!
We can also help you search for recalls by VIN if you have a used or brand-new car that you want to get checked.
How the Product Recall Claims Product Works:
- Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.
- Tell us how you found out about the recall.
- Choose whether you want a refund, repair, or replacement.
- Upload photographic evidence of your purchase and the product if you still have it.
- Choose whether you have the capacity to return the item or not.
And that's it! DoNotPay will send your recall request to the manufacturing company on your behalf, asking for a refund, repair, or replacement. You should hear back from the company directly with confirmation and how the refund/replacement will be issued, or the next steps in getting the item repaired.
Why Use DoNotPay to Claim Refunds on Dole Salads
DoNotPay makes dealing with product recalls much easier. We can contact the company on your behalf, as well as monitor for food recalls so you are less likely to get yourself and your loved ones sick.
Letting us do the legwork for you increases your chance of success. We know what arguments to use to support your case and what strategies to use to speed up the process. We do the hard part, and you get to .
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