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UK study: Juices from bagged salad can encourage Salmonella

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A recent study by researchers at the University of Leicester found that traces of salad green juices released when the leaves become damaged can significantly encourage the growth of Salmonella enterica. The researchers reported that they concentrated on Salmonella because it is “an aggressive pathogen that has been implicated in salad-associated infections.” Their work was posted online… Continue Reading

4th allergen recall for Chiquita’s Fresh Express salads in 2016

Consumers can identify the recalled product by the best-by date and product code on the front of the packaging, circled in yellow above.

For at least the fourth time this year, Chiquita Brands International’s Fresh Express salad division is recalling bagged salads because of undeclared allergens. The Orlando-based division recalled 480 cases of Fresh Express brand “American Salad” from six Southern states because Caesar salad condiment packets containing egg, milk, wheat and anchovy may have been mistakenly included…. Continue Reading

Dole knew of Listeria; feds launch criminal investigation

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UPDATED CONTENT 6:37 p.m. EDT — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Dole in relation to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, according to a statement from the company. “Dole has recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own investigation, and we will be similarly cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and… Continue Reading

Canada disbands its Dole salad outbreak investigation team

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Health officials in Canada and the U.S. have thus far reported a total of 32 confirmed victims — four of whom died — with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes found in bagged salads produced by Dole Food Co. Canada’s Public Health Agency is wrapping up its outbreak investigation. “Given that the source of the… Continue Reading

Listeria victim seeks jury trial in federal civil case against Dole

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The daughter of an Ohio woman who is fighting her way back from a coma after eating a contaminated salad has filed the first lawsuit against Dole Food Co. related to a deadly, seven-month-long international Listeria outbreak. In her federal court complaint, Constance Georgostathis seeks unspecified damages for her mother Angeliki “Kiki” Christofield. Christofield fell… Continue Reading

Fresh Express recalls bagged, chopped romaine

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Chiquita Brands International’s salad division, Fresh Express Inc., is recalling bagged, chopped romaine because a production line error resulted in condiment packets for other products being included in the romaine bags. The condiments’ ingredients are not included on the chopped romaine labels and therefore pose an allergen threat for people with food allergies or sensitivities… Continue Reading

FDA confirms Listeria in Dole packaged salad

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Federal officials say they have confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in a packaged salad produced at the Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole recalled all products under multiple brands because state tests linked an ongoing seven-month outbreak to leafy greens from the facility. The Food and Drug Administration completed its analysis of the salad… Continue Reading

New illnesses in Dole salad Listeriosis outbreak

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  As federal officials reported new illnesses in a seven-month Listeriosis outbreak linked to packaged salads from Dole, the company clarified its recall of all products from its production plant in Springfield, Ohio. Fifteen people across eight U.S. states had been confirmed in the outbreak as of Wednesday. The most recent case was diagnosed Jan…. Continue Reading

UPDATED: CDC investigating deadly Listeriosis outbreak linked to various Dole salads

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One person has died and 12 have been hospitalized in a Listeriosis outbreak linked to Dole packaged salads. Officials from CDC announced today they have been investigating the six-state outbreak since September 2015. “Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available to date indicate that packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio, and sold… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Canada investigating Listeria outbreak; possible link to Dole salads

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UPDATE: Canadian officials believe there is a link with a U.S. outbreak that has been traced to Dole Food Co. bagged salads and leafy greens, but they are waiting for final lab results, according to media reports. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak… Continue Reading