75,000 Pounds of Packaged Salad Recalled from Target, Walmart and Other Stores After E. Coli Outbreak Sickens 17 People

75,000 Pounds of Packaged Salad Recalled from Target, Walmart and Other Stores After E. Coli Outbreak Sickens 17 People

Around more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad is being recalled after seven people had been hospitalized with E. coli and two of them developed kidney failure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated Thursday.

A New Jersey firm, Missa Bay, issued the voluntary recall, apprehensive that the romaine lettuce could also be contaminated with the bacteria following an investigation by the Centers for Illness Control and Prevention.

In all, 17 people have been infected with E. coli in eight states, the CDC discovered. Nobody has died. The more than 30 packaged salad products with the contaminated romaine had been produced from Oct. 14 by way of Oct. 16 and had been shipped to 22 states together with Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. Salads have been sold in Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Giant Eagle, and different shops.

The affected recalled products have use-by dates between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1, the corporate stated in a statement Thursday.

People who became sick in Maryland reported consuming Ready Pac Foods Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad, however unwell individuals in different states haven’t reported eating that salad, in keeping with the CDC. As a part of an investigation into the outbreak, the Maryland Department of Health collected a package of the Caesar salad from a sick individual’s home and located the lettuce examined positive for E. coli.

People often get sick from E. coli three to four days after ingesting contaminated food. Signs include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdomen cramps. To prevent E. coli infection, the CDC recommends washing fingers and cooking meat completely to kill harmful germs, amongst different things.