Dole has recalled all salads and leafy greens produced at a facility in Ohio after a deadly outbreak of Listeria sickened 33 people in in the United States and Canada. All were hospitalized and four people died.
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UPDATE: Dole Found Listeria in Facility Years Before Recall
May 2, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Dole after Food Safety News reported that the company knew about a deadly Listeria outbreak for two years before issuing a recall. Click here to read more.
Dole Salad Recall
In January 2015, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. issued a recall for all pre-packaged salads due to possible contamination with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening food poisoning.
Case Count By State
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 19 illnesses have been reported in 9 states since July 5, 2015. All of the patients were hospitalized, including one person from Michigan who died. One of the victims was a pregnant woman.
Case count by state: Connecticut (1), Indiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (4), Missouri (2), New Jersey (1), New York (6), Ohio (2), and Pennsylvania (1).
Pregnant Women Should Seek Medical Attention
One of the victims was a pregnant woman. Anyone who was pregnant and ate these salads should seek medical care and tell a doctor about eating potentially-contaminated leafy greens. In pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature labor, and serious illness or death in newborn babies.
What Products Were Recalled?
The recall involves a wide variety of pre-packaged salad mixes, including styles like Caesar, bacon and bleu cheese, BBQ ranch, coleslaw, iceberg, Italian, garden, lettuce, kale, romaine, sesame ginger, spinach salads, and more.
The salads were packaged in bags and plastic clamshell boxes. They can be identified by the letter “A” at the beginning of the manufacturing code on the package.
Dole brands affected by the recall include:
- Fresh Selections
- Simple Truth
- The Little Salad Bar
- President’s Choice Organics
Outbreak Traced to Packing Plant in Ohio
Laboratory tests have isolated Listeria monocytogenes from at least a dozen people who ate Dole salads. The strains are highly genetically-related, meaning the bacteria likely came from the same source. The illnesses were traced to salads packaged at a Dole processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.
What is Listeriosis?
Listeriosis is a rare but severe type of food poisoning caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal symptoms. The symptoms can appear anywhere from a few days to a few weeks (70 days) after eating contaminated food.
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