Infected Salad Kills 3 And Hospitalize Many
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have revealed that three died and and 22 others hospitalized after being linked to Listeria monocytogenes in Fresh Express salads.
Fresh Express is recalling all salads with codes Z324 through Z350 to investigate and deal with the source of infection in the United States.
The recall includes the brands Fresh Express, Bowl & Basket, Giant Eagle, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Simply Nature, Weis Fresh from the Field, and Wellsley Farms Organic.
Dole announced it is recalling all salads with use-by dates from November 30, 2021, through January 8, 2022.
The advisory warns specifically against products such as mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and other types of packaged salads.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection called listeriosis, which kills an estimated 260 people a year in the US. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is rare for healthy adults to develop listeriosis, but it can be especially deadly for infants, elderly people, and anyone who is immunocompromised.