Dole food company withdrawing salads for Listeria
The Dole Food Company has voluntarily withdrawn some of their salads products from shelves because of a Listeria outbreak.
The company is temporarily suspending operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility. This is because cases of infected people were linked back to foods processed at that facility.
A Michigan resident has died from the Listeria outbreak. In total, the outbreak has left 12 people in the hospital across six different states in the past six months.
Products impacted by the recall are identified with a product code beginning with the letter "A" in the upper right-hand corner of the package. Any other packages marked with product codes beginning with the letters "B" or "N" are not part of the recall.
The withdrawal is done as a method of caution in connection with the CDC and the FDA.
If you find that you have the recalled foods, the Dole Food Company says to throw it out and do not eat it.