FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The CDC said Thursday it was investigating reports of listeria infections in eight states linked to packaged salads from two companies.
The CDC has confirmed that one of the affected states is Texas.
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To date, ten people have been hospitalized. One person died from the epidemic.
One of these facilities is owned by Dole, which has issued a recall for the affected products. You can find a list of these products here.
Contaminated salads all have expiration dates between November 30, 2021 and January 8, 2022, and product lot codes beginning with “n” or “y”.
The other installation is owned by Fresh Express. All packages with product codes Z324 through Z350 are included in the recall regardless of the expiration date.
The brands affected by this recall include Fresh Express, Bowl & Basket, Giant Eagle, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Simply Nature, Weis Fresh from the Field and Wellsley Farms Organic.
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The CDC said all products affected by either recall should not be served, but thrown away. You will also need to clean your refrigerator and any surfaces that the food has touched, as listeria can survive and spread to other foods if left untreated.
The CDC has said that following these five steps will help you get rid of the bacteria for good.
Listeria is a form of bacterial food poisoning that can cause traditional symptoms like vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.
However, if it spreads beyond the intestine, Listeria bacteria can cause serious infections with symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, fever, fatigue and pain. muscle.
It is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as a listeria infection can cause serious illness or death in fetuses and newborns.
Symptoms usually start between one and four weeks, but can start as quickly as the same day or up to 70 days later.
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Anyone with symptoms of listeria should immediately call their doctor for advice. The Texas Health Department may also be able to answer questions about cases in the state.