Dole recalls packaged salads after listeria outbreak

MIAMI (WSVN) — Dole has voluntarily recalled packaged salads after a listeria outbreak is linked to the company’s processing facility.

Twelve people were infected with the outbreak of Listeria from six states since July 5, 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, restaurants do not serve, and retailers do not sell packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.

The packaged salads were sold under various brand names, including Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President’s Choice. According to the CDC, the packaged salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.

"At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in the United States are linked to illness," the DCD said in a news release.

Listeria can cause a life-threatening illness. Dole has currently stopped production at the processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.