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18 People Fall Ill To Listeria; Dole Shuts Down Production at Springfield, OH Plant

Listeria contamination is linked to the above manufacturing number

Dole Incorporated has shut down its production facility in Springfield, Ohio, due to listeria contamination.  18 people in 9 states were hospitalized.   Of those 18, one person in Michigan has died.


Listeriosis has been reported in Ohio, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

The Ohio Department of Health linked the outbreak to packaged salads sold under the Dole brand.  Dole also makes store brands for Kroger, Aldi, Meijer and Walmart. 

The affected salads have been recalled by the company.  They begin with the letter “A” on the package’s manufacturing code.