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Driving to work on Monday, April 16, I was flipping through the radio dial and caught a story on NPR about a recall by Dole Food Co. Apparently, it was a fairly small matter involving about 750 cases of a particular Dole bagged salad product that could pose a salmonella threat. At the office I went online to see what Dole was doing. Surely, I thought, it would handle this with confidence. After all, it is the world's largest producer and marketer of fruit and fresh vegetables, does business in more than 90 countries, and employs some 36,000 full-time, regular employees worldwide—not to mention 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees (according to its LinkedIn page). 9 social media crisis questions Dole failed to answer
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