E. coli linked to Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad sold at Sam's Club
Food Safety 3 weeks ago
Maryland, United States
Total all time reports: 25
Total all time sick persons: 24
“The Maryland Dept of Health is investigating a cluster of E. coli infections among 7 customers in MD. All reported eating Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad purchased from Sam’s Club locations in MD. There has been one hospitalization and no deaths associated with this case.
Consumers are advised not to eat Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad, lot #255406963, “Best By” date Oct. 31, 2019.
Testing of unopened salad bought by a customer identified the presence of E. coli O157 in the romaine lettuce. In addition to Sam’s Club, these salad bowls are distributed to many other retailers. The investigation is ongoing and additional testing is pending. Consumers are advised to seek medical advice if they have diarrhea that lasts for more than three days, or diarrhea that is accompanied by a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit, blood in the stool or ongoing vomiting.
For more information please go to: health.maryland.gov
Source: Maryland Department of Health”