NEW JERSEY – Federal officials are warning the public of contaminated salad that could be sitting in your fridge right now.
New Jersey company Missa Bay LLC has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of its ready-made salad products due to possible E.coli contamination. The Swedesboro company recalled 97,272 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry, some of which tested positive for E.coli O157:H7, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
These salad products were produced between Oct. 14 and 16, officials said. They are sold at various local chain stores including Walmart, Target, Aldi, Safeway, and more.
If infected with E.coli O157:H7, one may experience diarrhea and vomiting. Officials recommend “vigorous rehydration” as treatment. While most recover within a week, more severe infection is possible, according to officials.
Anyone experiencing severe symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
Outside of New Jersey, these salad products were shipped to stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Federal food safety officials think it likely that more salad will be impacted by this recall.