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Site had proper procedures before listeria

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 16:52:46-05
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A newspaper says inspection records show that a southwestern Ohio facility that produced packaged salads linked to a listeria outbreak had proper procedures in place in recent years to prevent illness.
 
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week it linked the six-state outbreak to Dole salads this month after Ohio agriculture officials found listeria in a bag bought at a retail location.
 
Dole stopped all production at its Springfield plant and is withdrawing packaged salads on the market that were produced there.
 
The Springfield News-Sun reports  a review of Ohio Department of Agriculture inspection reports from the facility from 2011 through last year show that no compliance issues were noted.
 
Records show the last inspection before the closure happened Feb. 5, 2015.