Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling products processed at its Bessemer City, NC and its Yuma, AZ production facilities due to possible contamination with Listeria. The recalling company indicates the recalled products were not distributed to Washington.
The recalled products include Dole-labeled and store-labeled salad products, such as Kroger, Marketside, and Simply Nature. While these labels are carried in Washington, the recalled product is not indicated as being in our state or region (AK, ID, OR, MT, or CA).
The company’s recall announcement is available on the FDA website: Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Voluntary Recall for Salads Processed at Its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ Facilities Due to Possible Health Risk from Listeria monocytogenes | FDA
The recalled products have been linked to an outbreak of sixteen cases with two deaths. Information on the epidemiological investigation is available on the CDC website: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads Produced by Dole | CDC
The above is a release from the WA State Dept of Health. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its content.