One Death, 12 Hospitalizations Tied To Listeria Found In Dole Packaged Salad, Says CDC

One person has died and 12 have been hospitalized by a multistate listeria outbreak that has been tied to Dole packaged salads, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The 12 infected people come from Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The CDC has been working with public health officials since Sept. 2015 to investigate the outbreak, it said in a statement. The Ohio Department of Agriculture found the listeria in Dole branded Field Greens salad, which was made in a Springfield, OH Dole processing center. Epidemiologic and lab evidence points to that single facility as the likely source of the outbreak. The salad was also sold under the Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President's Choice brand names. Dole reported to the CDC that it had stopped production in the Springfield facility on Thursday, and the company is currently pulling all salads produced there from the market. There is no evidence that packaged salads produced at other Dole facilities in the U.S. are tied to the illness.

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