An outbreak of has been traced by health officials to a Dole facility that makes bagged salads in Ohio , after it sickened 12 people and killed one.
A warning has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that People should dumb away any products that came from the facility,CDC said that this outbreak started last summer but consumers shouldn’t take any chances.
CDC said , and I quote, “On January 21, 2016, Dole reported to CDC that it had stopped all production at the processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and is withdrawing all packaged salads currently on the market that were produced at this facility,”.
Those salad products were sold under many brand names, including “Fresh Selections, Dole, The Little Salad Bar, The President’s Choice, Market side, and The Simple Truth.” All of them are identified by the letter “A” at the start of the manufacturing code typed on the packages.
CDC recommended consumers not to eat those salads, and recommended restaurants not to serve them at all, and also recommended retailers not to sell any packaged salads that were produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.”
The 12 cases who were sickned were sent to hospital and samples taken of them show they were infected with genetically related germs.CDC believes that many more people were likely made sick.
“Right now , there are no evidences that suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in USA are linked to illness, however; it’s recommended not to use any” said CDC.
“Although the search for the origins of these illnesses began in September 2015, it wasn’t discovered until January 2016 when the laboratory result from the samples collected of the packaged salad in Ohio linked the illnesses to the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.”
Almost 1,600 people are put into hospitals each year because of listeria . and about 260 of them are killed, CDC estimates.
People with weak immune systems, such as very young children, pregnant women and the elderly are the ones who faces the most of the risk . Listeria can also be a main reason to miscarriages and it can infect newborns.