Texas Dole Salad Listeria LawyerDole salads have been linked to two separate outbreaks of Listeria in 2015 and 2021, with dozens of illnesses and at least 3 deaths reported nationwide.

Need a Texas Dole Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with listeriosis, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

2022 UPDATE: Dole Recalls More Salad for Listeria Risk

In January 2022, Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled another 72 types of pre-packaged salads from 2 facilities (Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA) after finding Listeria bacteria on equipment used to harvest iceberg lettuce.

The salads were sold in Texas and dozens of other states at H-E-B, Walmart, and other stores. The recall involves brands such as:

  • Dole
  • HEB
  • Marketside
  • President’s Choice
  • Kroger
  • Little Salad Bar

2021 UPDATE: Another Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Dole Salad

On December 22, 2021, Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled all salads produced at 2 facilities in North Carolina and Arizona due to a deadly Listeria outbreak with illnesses dating back to 2014.

From August 2014 through October 2021, the CDC identifid 16 people who were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria in 13 states. Twelve people were hospitalized and 2 people died, according to the CDC outbreak investigation.

The recall involves multiple brand-names of salad produced by Dole, including:

  • Ahold
  • Dole
  • Kroger
  • Lidl
  • Little Salad Bar
  • Marketside
  • Naturally Better
  • Nature’s Promise
  • Simply Nature

The products include many types of salads, mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and other products in bags or clamshells. The products are labeled with “Best if used by” dates from 11/30/21 through 01/08/22 and a Product lot code that begins with the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

2016: 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.

2015: Dole Salad Recalled After Deadly Listeria Outbreak

In January 2015, Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled all pre-packaged salads produced in Springfield, Ohio, due to possible contamination with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening food poisoning.

The CDC reported that 19 illnesses had 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).

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.

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 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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