I purchased chicken salad (Freshness Guaranteed Brand) with Cranberries, Celery, Pecans a 12 oz size. Deli section in open refrigeration. The stamped on label indicated "Good if used by 2/18/20. I purchased middle Jan and eat some Jan 19th. The other label indicated that it was fully cooked, ready to eat, use within 5 to 7 days after opening. I eat a about 4 oz. with three saltines. Which was the only thing I had eaten that day except a mini bagel early that morning. Later that evening between 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. I ate some of the chicken salad. About 60 to 90 minutes later all hell broke loose. I became nausea first and started vomiting. Followed by Diarrhea, sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath. I was on the floor most of the time. This went on for next few hours until the morning. It appeared to be calming down and then my stomach started to balloon and cramp and I started back sweating. I went to the bathroom and nothing but blood was coming from my body. I used the bathroom 5 to 6 times after that and each time, just blood. I was frighten and exhausted. I went to the emergency room that same morning and admitted to the hospital where I was put in a room with a red warning on the door and everyone who came in was covered. It was explained to me that until they knew what was going on with me I would be isolated. I was given a CT Scan. It indicated that I had so much inflammation in the large intestine/colon that it was feared I had a sever form of Colitis or Clostridium difficile (C Diff). contracted from contaminated food or something. I was given several bags of antibiotics through IV. I was released from the hospital after 1 night and 2 full days. I recently received a hospital bill for almost $20,000 and that does not include the ER fee of $300 that I paid up front. It is now Feb 19, and although, I still suffer from some abdominal tenderness and mild nausea, I am so greatly to be alive. The evening this happened, I thought my life was over. It was determined that I had acute form of colitis as documented by the hospital.