Salad Products Hospitalizes People in 8 States Including Colorado
75,000 pounds of salad products have been recalled after 17 people were hospitalized in eight states including Colorado.
The lettuce in Ready Pac brand chicken Ceaser salad was tested and found to contain E. coli. The ones in question were found to have a best-buy date of October 31. The salads were made by Bonduelle Fresh Americas and the company has said the salad is Ready Pac Foods Bistro Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics Caesar Salad 2/6.25oz, lot no. 255406963, UPC# 7774527249. It was sold only at Sam’s Club.
The bacteria in the food causes bloody diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps. These symptoms usually show up after a few days and usually last no longer than a week. The CDC says, however, those symptoms can last longer.
So far only one person in Colorado has been hospitalized due to the salad but the company has said no other lots have shown evidence of E. coli after testing. The Centers for Disease Control are continuing to monitor and test the salads for any E. coli present.