Jan 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said three more people have been reported ill due to a multi-state listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced by Dole Food Company Inc.
The people who were reported ill were from Connecticut, Missouri, and New York, the CDC said.
Dole Food on Wednesday voluntarily recalled all salad mixes produced in its processing facility at Springfield, Ohio, after the CDC reported one patient death and 12 hospitalizations on Jan. 22, linked to consuming the contaminated salad.
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OVERLAND PARK, KS - APRIL 21: A Blue Bell Ice Cream truck is seen outside a Wal-Mart store after Blue Bell Creameries recalls all products following a Listeria contamination on April 21, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
OVERLAND PARK, KS - APRIL 21: Shelves are bare and signs are posted where Blue Bell products were displayed in a grocery store on April 21, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. Blue Bell Creameries recalled all products following a Listeria contamination. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
We have initiated a voluntary recall of all our ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches. https://t.co/JUOXA4JT0e
Five people in Kansas have become ill, three have died, as part of a potential listeriosis outbreak, possibly connected to eating Blue Bell Creameries ice cream at a hospital, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
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Listeriosis, caused by eating food contaminated with listeria, primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.