The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that Missa Bay is recalling approximately 75,233 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry. The lettuce in these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The affected items were produced from October 14, 2019, through October 16, 2019.
The contamination was discovered as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. The presence of E. coli was first confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health. Potentially contaminated products were also shipped to distribution centers in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The products affected by this recall have the establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. A complete list of the products being recalled can be found here.
Most people infected with this strain of E. coli will recover with rehydration and other supportive care within a week. Children under 5 years old, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are most likely to develop serious complications.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These items should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Anyone with questions regarding this recall is asked to contact Mary Toscano, Consumer Affairs Manager for Bonduelle at 1-800-800-7822.