A Kentucky establishment is recalling a variety of Chef and Garden Salad products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The salads in question were distributed to retailers in illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. If you have any recalled products in your possession, you should discard them and seek immediate medical attention if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
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What’s the problem?
October 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Thorntons, Inc., a Louisville, KY, establishment is currently recalling its 6 oz Garden Salads and 5.6 oz Chef Salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The products in question were manufactured and distributed by Greencore U.S.A. to retailers in Chicago, Ill, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Evansville, IN, Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN. The salads come in a black bowl with clear lid and are marked with expiration dates 9/30/2011 and 10/3/2011 on the label in front of the package.
The potential for contamination was identified when grape tomatoes from the same lot as the salads revealed the presence of salmonella. Consumers who have purchased salads with the expiration dates listed above are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Approximately 40,000 people develop salmonella food poisoning each year nationwide, with fatalities from salmonellosis counting for over 3o percent of all food poisoning deaths. Most people who contract salmonella food poisoning are under the age of 20, and the majority of cases occur in the months from July to October. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:
- diarrhea (which may or may not be bloody)
- abdominal cramps
In severe cases, salmonellosis may spread from the intestines through the blood stream to other parts of the body, which can cause life-threatening illness and / or death unless the patient is promptly treated with antibiotics.
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