Lettuce recalled as part of Listeria outbreak that killed Wisconsinite

MADISON (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has asked people to check their lettuce as part of a recall on Dole packaged salads.

DHS is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to the products.

Seventeen people in 13 states have been infected and two people have died, including one person in Wisconsin.

All recalled packaged salads were produced by Dole and sold under multiple brands including Ahold, Dole, HEB, Kroger, Lidl, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, President’s Choice, and Simply Nature.

Products include mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and many other types of salads in bags or clamshells with “Best if used by” dates from 11/30/2021 through 01/09/2022.

Product lot codes begin with the letter “B,” “N,” “W,” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

DHS recommends throwing the packages away or returning them.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends washing out your refrigerator with hot soapy water or water and bleach if the items were inside.