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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a new Listeria outbreak has been linked to select packaged salads produced by Dole.

If this fatal Listeria outbreak has impacted you or someone in your family, please contact the Listeria lawyers at Armstrong & Lee LLP right away. You could have the right to bring a Listeria outbreak lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages.

So far, two people have died and 13 have been hospitalized. Currently, this Listeria outbreak spans 13 states and 17 victims, but that number is likely to grow. The current reported cases are as follows:

  • Idaho (1),
  • Iowa (2),
  • Maryland (1),
  • Michigan (1),
  • Minnesota (2),
  • Nevada (1),
  • North Carolina (1),
  • Ohio (2),
  • Oregon (1),
  • Pennsylvania (1),
  • Texas (2),
  • Utah (1), and
  • Wisconsin (1).

The CDC map will be updated as new reports of illnesses come in.

Dole Packaged Salads Affected in Listeria Outbreak

The impacted Listeria outbreak Dole salads are sold under numerous brands and at many different stores. Affected brands include:

  • Ahold,
  • Dole,
  • HEB,
  • Kroger,
  • Lidl,
  • Little Salad Bar,
  • Marketside,
  • Naturally Better,
  • Nature’s Promise,
  • President’s Choice, and
  • Simply Nature.

Packaged products include garden salads, mixed greens, Caesar kits, and more. The “Best if used by” dates are from 11/30/21 through 01/09/22.

The impacted Listeria Dole salads product lot codes start with the letter “B,” “N,” “W,” or “Y,” which you can find in the upper right-hand corner of the salad package. You can view the full list of recalled salads on Dole’s two recall notices issued on December 22, 2021, and January 7, 2022.

Listeria Symptoms to Watch out For

Listeria symptoms, such as diarrhea and fever, can mimic those of food poisoning. When Listeria bacteria spreads beyond the gut to other body parts, it’s called invasive listeriosis.

Potential severe Listeria symptoms usually begin one to four weeks after consuming the contaminated food. However, it’s not unheard of for people to show signs as late as ten weeks after consumption.

Pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, and older adults (65 and older) are at a greater risk for developing severe symptoms. Non-pregnant people may experience symptoms such as:

  • Stiff neck,
  • Headaches,
  • Confusion,
  • Loss of balance,
  • Fever,
  • Convulsions, and
  • Muscle aches.

Women who are pregnant typically experience fatigue, fever, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can result in premature birth or pregnancy loss. Newborns with Listeria can become very sick or die.

Contact Our Listeria Lawyers Today

The Listeria lawyers at Armstrong, Lee & Baker LLP are currently investigating the new Listeria Dole salads outbreak. We will update this page as further information is received. If you or a family member was diagnosed with Listeria after consuming a Dole prepackaged salad, contact our office right away to schedule a consultation. Let us help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries.