RECALL: Dole Salad Recalled For Listeria
Federal 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.