2 dead in Listeria outbreak linked to Dole-packed salads

February 4, 2022 — A Listeria outbreak linked to Dole-packed salads has led to two deaths, CDC says.

The deaths were reported in Michigan and Wisconsin. As of February 1, 17 people were infected in 13 states and 13 people were hospitalized agency says. The sick are 50 to 94 years old and 82% are women.

The number of sick people is likely higher because some people recover and are not tested for listeria, the CDC said.

The recalled products have codes in the top right corner of the package beginning with the letter B, N, W or Y and have an expiration date between November 30, 2021 and January 9, 2022. says the CDA.

Some products are sold under the labels Dole, Kroger, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, and Simply Nature. The FDA website has a complete list of recalled Dole products.

Listeria is a bacterium found in dust, soil, animal feces and other substances.

Eating anything that contains the bacteria can lead to listeria infection, one of the leading causes of food poisoning.

The CDC is also investigating a separate listeria outbreak linked to: Fresh Express packaged salads.

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