Death Reported in Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak

Jan. 25, 2016 -- A listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio has led to the death of a person in Michigan, according to federal health officials.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the salads have been connected to illnesses among 12 people ages 3 to 83 in Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and 12 people have been hospitalized, the Associated Press reported.

The recalled packaged salads were sold under the names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President's Choice. The salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the start of the manufacuring code on the packages.

Dole has halted production of the salads at it Springfield, Ohio plant and is withdrawing the salads from stores in more than 20 states and three Canadian provinces, the AP reported.

Those most vulnerable to listeria include the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems.

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