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Michigan resident dies from listeria in salad

Posted: 8:20 PM, Jan 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-23 01:20:03Z

A Macomb County, Michigan resident has died due to a listeria outbreak in Dole packaged salads, according the the Centers for Diseased Control. According to the CDC, the salads have been recalled.

Since September 2015, the CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the multi-state listeria outbreak.

According to the CDC, the outbreak came from packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and were sold under various brand names.

In all, 12 people have been infected with the outbreak in six states. Four people from Michigan were also infected and all 12 reported being hospitalized. According to the CDC, the ages of those infected range from 3 years old to 83 years old.

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

Production of the salads has been stopped at the Springfield facility in Springfield on Jan. 21.

The salads were sold under various brand names, including Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President's Choice.

The packaged salads can be identified by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.

According to the CDC, there is no evidence that packaged salads produced at other Dole facilities are linked to listeria.