A New Jersey food company has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, issued the recall of 75,233 pounds of the bagged salad products sold at Walmart, Target and Aldi — fearing romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A total of 17 people, including a 3-year-old have been infected with the E. coli strain in 8 states. Seven people have been hospitalized and two developed a type of kidney failure. There have been no fatalities. Two people in Maryland reported eating the chicken Caesar salad produced by Missa Bay before being hospitalized.
A full list of the recalled products can be found by clicking this link. More than 30 packaged salads with the same lot of romaine lettuce believed to be from a farm in California.
The salads produced from October 14 to 16 have been shipped to 22 states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia according to the Department of Agriculture news release.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators even though they are past their use-by dates.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the USDA warned.
Symptoms of E. coli including nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and fever.
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