Dole Food Co. today recalled over 700 cases of bagged salad due to possible salmonella contamination, including cases that were distributed here in Pennsylvania.
According to an article on FoxNews.com, a random test by the State of New York showed that the Seven Lettuces bagged salad was positive for Salmonella.To determine if you have a recalled bag of salad, look for the use-by date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B. The product code and use-by date can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the package.
In addition to Pennsylvania, cases of the Seven Lettuces salad were also distributed to Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
So far, no illnesses have been reported, but consumers are warned to throw out the recalled salads. The symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 8 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. The illness can be life threatening for infants, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weak immune systems.