Michigander Dead After Listeria Outbreak In Packaged Salads
A listeria outbreak connected to Dole brand packaged salads has reportedly claimed the life of a Michigan resident. According to WXYZ.com, The Center for Disease Control has been investigating a multi-state listeria outbreak since September 2015. The common denominator seems to be a Dole processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. The facility stopped production of salads on January 21.
The report states that 12 people have been infected since the outbreak, and all 12 have been hospitalized, four in Michigan. Ages range from 3 years to 85 years old. Besides the Dole brand, Fresh Selections, The Little Salad Bar, Marketside, President's Choice, and Simple Truth brands are all affected by the outbreak and recall. The specific salad mixes are identified by a letter A at the beginning of the production code on each package. These mixes should not be consumed or sold.