Dole products from two facilities have also been associated with a strain believed to have caused more than a dozen illnesses since 2014

Dole says it’s recalling all Dole-branded and private-label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City and Yuma production facilities over possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

It’s also suspending operations at those facilities in order to conduct “an extensive cleaning and sanitation protocol.”

Dole says a package of Dole-branded Garden Salad from Bessemer City and a package of shredded iceberg lettuce from Yuma were randomly sampled by Georgia and Michigan, respectively. They proved to be a genetic match with a strain of bacteria that the FDA and CDC believe is responsible for 16 listeria illnesses since 2014.

Dole is recalling some 177 products — ranging from containers of spinach, arugula and other greens to coleslaw and salad kits — made in the Bessemer City facility, as well as three types of shredded lettuce from the Yuma facility. Here’s the full list.

Products affected by the recall have a “best if used by” date between Nov. 30, 2021, and Jan. 8, 2022, and can be identified through their product lot code at the top-right corner of the packages.

Recalled items from the Bessemer City facility were distributed in the states of:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Products from the Yuma facility were distributed in the states of:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Dole is asking customers who bought these products to throw them away immediately and is urging retailers to check their store shelves and warehouse inventories to confirm that none of these items are available for purchase.

If you have questions, you can call the Dole Consumer Response Center at 1-800-356-3111 on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. E.T.

A version of this story originally appeared on the Morning Edition live blog.

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