Health Department UPDATE: 75,000 Pounds of Salad Sold at Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club Recalled Due To E. Coli
- EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2019.
Just in time for the holidays, Kane County’s Health Department is warning consumers about a recall of ready-made salads sold at Walmart, Target, Aldi, Sam’s Club, Domino’s Pizza and other local stores.
The Health Department and the he U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today (Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019) that Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling about 75,233 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7.
The salad products items were produced from Oct. 14, 2019 through Oct. 16, 2019. The products subject to the recall can be found on the following this spreadsheet.
FSIS will likely update the poundage as more information becomes available and post product labels on its website once they become available.
The items were shipped to distribution locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Symptoms of E. Coli Infection
Most people infected with STEC 0157:H7 develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended.
Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, is uncommon with STEC 0157:H7 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in distribution centers, restaurants, or institutional refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants and institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Mary Toscano, Consumer Affairs Manager for Bonduelle at 1-800-800-7822. Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact the Bonduelle Newsroom at (626) 678-2222 or email@example.com.
The Kane County Health Department has an abundance of information on food safety online at KaneHealth.com/Pages/Food-Safety.aspx.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department, FSIS news releases