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Dole Salad Listeria Lawsuit

Dole Salad Listeria Lawsuit

Dole salads were linked to two separate outbreaks of Listeria in 2015 and 2021, with dozens of illnesses and at least 3 deaths reported in multiple states dating back to 2014.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Dole induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Listeria, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

2022 UPDATE: Dole Recalls More Salads for Listeria Risk

In January 2022, Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. issued a recall for 72 types of pre-packaged salads, mixed greens, and kits that may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria on the iceberg lettuce.

The recalled salads were processed at two facilities (Springfield, OH, and Soledad, CA) and sold in dozens of states at major grocery stores, including Walmart, HEB, ALDI, Kroger, Fred Meyer, QFC, Ralph’s, and many more. They were sold under brand-names such as:

  • Dole
  • HEB
  • Marketside
  • President’s Choice
  • Kroger
  • Little Salad Bar

2021 UPDATE: Dole Salads Linked to Another Deadly Listeria Outbreak

In December 2021, Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled all salads that were processed at facilities in North Carolina and Arizona after they were linked to a deadly outbreak of Listeria dating back to 2014.

Between August 2014 and October 2021, at least 16 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria in 13 states, including 12 people who were hospitalized and 2 people who died, according to the CDC outbreak investigation.

Dole recalled salads under multiple brands, including:

  • Ahold
  • Dole
  • Kroger
  • Lidl
  • Little Salad Bar
  • Marketside
  • Naturally Better
  • Nature’s Promise
  • Simply Nature

The recalled products include mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and many other types of salads in bags or clamshells. They were labeled with “Best if used by” dates from 11/30/21 through 01/08/22. The Product lot code begins with the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

2015: Dole Salads Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

May 2016 — The Justice Department is investigating reports that Dole knew about Listeria contamination in a salad processing facility for two years before issuing a recall. Click here to read more.

In January 2015, the FDA announced a recall for all pre-packaged salads sold by Dole Fresh Vegetables due to Listeria contamination.

The outbreak sickened at least 33 people in the U.S. and Canada since July 5, 2015, according to a report by the CDC. All of the victims were hospitalized, including one person from Michigan who died of listeriosis.

One of the outbreaks was a pregnant woman. Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature labor, and serious illness or death in newborn babies. The FDA recommends that pregnant women who ate the salads should seek medical attention and tell their doctor.

Listeria Food Poisoning

Eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can cause a serious type of food poisoning known as listeriosis. The symptom can appear within a few days, but may take several months (up to 70 days). Most people experience fever, muscle aches, and chills, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Do I have a Dole Salad Listeria Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Dole induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Listeria, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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