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Dole Food Company

An outbreak of E.coli occurred In September, 2005 that was traced to bags of Dole Food Company brand prepackaged lettuce. The Minnesota state department of health found 17 confirmed cases and 8 hospitalizations in the twin cities area. Several lawsuits have been reached, the most recent from a 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for 34 days with acute kidney failure. E. coli symptoms include stomach cramps and diarrhea. The amount of the settlements have not been disclosed. (Jun-13-06) [DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE]


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Published on Jun-14-06


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