Dole recalled packaged salads due to listeria | BlackDoctor

    RECALL: Dole Salad Recalled For Listeria

    1dole listeria outbreak RECALL: Dole Salad Recalled For ListeriaFederal officials say they have confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a packaged salad produced at the Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole recalled all products under multiple brands because state tests linked an ongoing seven-month outbreak to leafy greens from the facility.

    The Centers for Disease Control says three more people — in Connecticut, Missouri and New York — have been added to the list of those sickened from a listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads made at a Dole processing facility in Ohio.

    One person died and at least 15 people in eight states were hospitalized in the outbreak since July after eating salads sold under the names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President’s Choice.

    “Laboratory tests performed on clinical isolates from ill people in Canada showed that the isolates are highly related genetically to Listeria isolates from ill people in the United States,” the CDC reports.

     

    Dole reports all retailers across 23 states and three Canadian provinces that received products from the Springfield, Ohio, facility had been contacted as of Jan. 27.

    The Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio, has since ceased production last week and voluntarily recalled all salad mixes Wednesday.

    The recalled salads include a variety of mixes of leafy greens and other freshcut vegetables. They are packaged under the brands:

    Dole
    Fresh Selections
    Simple Truth
    Marketside
    The Little Salad Bar
    President’s Choice Organics
    Dole Field Greens

    Types of salad mixes and leafy greens included in the recall are:

    • American salads
    • arugula salads
    • Asian salads
    • bacon and bleu cheese salads
    • BBQ ranch salads
    • Caesar salads
    • chipotle and cheddar salads
    • coleslaw
    • field green salads
    • garden salads
    • iceberg salads
    • Italian blend salads
    • kales salads
    • lettuce salads
    • Mediterranean salads
    • romaine salads
    • sesame ginger salads
    • Southwest salads
    • spinach salads
    • spring mix salads
    • spinach salads
    • sunflower salads
    • vegetable blend salads

    According to Dole’s recall notice, it distributed the salads to retailers in these U.S. states and Canadian provinces:

    Alabama
    Connecticut
    Florida
    Georgia
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Michigan
    Massachusetts
    Maryland
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    New Jersey
    New York
    Ohio
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Ontario
    New Brunswick
    Quebec

    Additionally, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning for products made at the Springfield plant and reports the recalled salads have also been shipped to these provinces in Canada:

    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Nova Scotia
    Prince Edward Island

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