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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an alert saying a listeria outbreak tied to Dole salads is connected to the deaths of two people and has sicked 17 others across 13 states.
The salads, which were recalled by Dole in December, include a variety of different mixes. They were sold in either bags or plastic clamshell packaging, according to the agency, which said they include Caesar salads, mixed greens, and garden salads.
An active investigation is underway into how listeria, which can cause severe illness namely in older individuals and those with weakened immune systems, contaminated the salads, the CDC said.
The impacted salads are sold under several different brand names such as Ahold, Dole, HEB, Kroger, Lidl, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, President’s Choice, and Simply Nature, the alert said.
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