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Listeria contamination in Dole salad mixes causes 2 deaths

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2022 | Product Liability

Bagged salads are convenient to use and are popular for that reason. But the processing of the salad mixes can sometimes result in the final product being contaminated. Recently, some bag salads from Dole were recalled due to listeria contamination. There have already been two deaths and many illnesses related to the consumption of these products.

Details of the recall

There are several types of salad mixes on the recall list. These products were sold in grocery stores and markets around the country. They have expiration dates ranging from Nov. 2021 through Jan. 2022. The products were sold in bags and clamshell-style containers. In addition to the two deaths, 17 people from 13 states have become ill from eating these products.

While most of these products have likely been consumed or thrown away already, there is still action to be taken according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Listeria can live on surfaces and spread to other foods inside the refrigerator. Anyone who had these products is encouraged to clean and sanitize the inside of their refrigerator to remove any potentially harmful bacteria that could be remaining.

Legal help with injuries related to faulty products

When one becomes ill from eating contaminated food, the aftermath can be serious. Harmful bacteria like Listeria can cause serious illnesses and death. Victims may have a long recovery period after this type of foodborne illness. Consumers should be aware of their legal rights when it comes to product liability. An experienced Oklahoma attorney can provide information on pursuing a case against the manufacturer or others responsible for selling the harmful product.