CDC investigates listeria outbreak in more than a dozen states the left two dead, 13 hospitalized

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks linked to packaged salads that has left two dead and 13 hospitalized.

According to a Food Safety Alert, Dole began recalling the packaged salads in December and they were sold under multiple brands including Ahoid, Dole, HEB, Kroger, Lidi, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, President’s Choice and Simply Nature.

Products include mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and many other types of salads in bags or clamshells. “Best if used by” dates from 11/30/21 through 01/09/22. Product lot code begins with the letter “B,” “N,” “W,” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

The CDC said consumers should throw out or return bags that match the descriptions in the recall.

People infected with listeria can experience fever, muscle aches, headaches, loss of balance and other symptoms, which they will usually notice about 1 to 4 weeks after eating contaminated food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See Dole’s recall notices (12/22/2021external icon and 01/07/2022external icon) for the full list of recalled salads