CDC: Listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads

A warning from the CDC today, as a Listeria outbreak takes the lives of two people.

The outbreak is linked to Dole packaged salads that has sickened 17 people with 13 hospitalizations in 13 states, including Maryland.

The CDC is investigating Fresh Express packaged salads, which includes Dole, Ahold, Kroger, Lidl, Marketside, and several other products. The CDC recommends throwing the products out and to clean out refrigerators since the bacteria can thrive and spread to other foods and surface. The investigation stems from an earlier recall in December.

A map of the current outbreak can be viewed on the CDC’s Listeria outbreak website.

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