December 10, 2016

In Canada, Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak Ends

In Canada, the Listeria outbreak linked to salads made at Dole's plant in Springfield, Ohio has ended after sickening 14 people. All of those sickened were hospitalized, and three of them died, although health officials have not been determined if Listeria contributed to the cause of these deaths. In the U.S., the outbreak is still ongoing with 18 people in nine states sickened and one fatality. The illnesses in Canada were reported between May 2015 and February 2016 in five provinces: Ontario (9), Quebec (2), New Brunswick (1), Prince Edward Island (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). The average age of those sickened is 78, 64 percent are female. Lab tests confirmed a link between recalled packaged salad products and the outbreak of listeriosis in five provinces. Recalls were … [Read more...]

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