A New Jersey food campany recalled over 30 non-kosher bagged salad products due to an E. Coli outbreak across eight states.
By Anash.org reporter
Missa Bay, a food company located in Swedesboro, New Jersey, issued a recall of more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad products sold at large stores including Walmart, Target and Aldi.
The recall was issued after seven people landed in the hospital due to E. Coli. An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that seventeen people from eight states have been infected with E. Coli, and that the lettuce may be the source of the contamination.
Of the seven people who have been hospitalized, two have developed kidney failures. Boruch Hashem, there have been no fatalities.
The lettuce used in the salads that have been recalled are believed to be from a farm in California. The salad mixes themselves are not kosher.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the US Department of Agriculture warned.
Symptoms of E. coli including nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and fever.