Tossed Salad: 97,000 Pounds Of Salad Recalled Over E. Coli Threat

Salad Recall
Credit: Ready Pac Foods

Almost 50 tons of salad has been recalled due to the threat of contamination.

Missa Bay, LLC, issued the recall for 97,272 pounds of salad products containing meat or poultry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement.

The USDA classified the health risk as “high” and said the department will “likely update the poundage” of affected products as more information becomes available. A full list of recalled products is available here. A total of 17 people from 8 different states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Washington, and Wisconsin have reported being infected with E.coli, the Center for Disease Control said in a statement.

There have been no fatalities, according to the CDC.

The recalled products were made from Oct. 14, through Oct. 16, and shipped throughout the country to Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

This is why I try and avoid salads…