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Officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to prepackaged salads.
- Location: U.S. Multistate (case count map)
- Description: Salmonella infections linked to prepackaged salads by BrightFarms, sold under multiple product names including:
- 50/50 Spring & Spinach
- Butter Crisp
- Harvest Crunch
- Lakeside Crunch
- Mighty Romaine
- Spring Crunch
- Spring Mix
- Sunny Crunch
- Number of confirmed cases: 31 (as of 10/6/21)
- Number of deaths: 0
- Pediatric population affected: All pediatric populations at risk
- Epidemiologic and traceback information show that BrightFarms brand packaged salad greens may be contaminated with Salmonella and may be making people sick.
- Packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers
- Labeled “fresh from Rochelle, IL”
- “Best by” dates through 7/29/2021
- Distributed to at least four states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin)
- See recall notice for more information.
- 11 total illnesses have been reported in 3 states to date, including 2 (18%) hospitalization. No deaths have been reported.
- Salmonella infections started on dates ranging from June 10, 2021, to August 18, 2021.
- Do not serve or sell any recalled salad greens.
- Wash and sanitize containers and surfaces that may have touched the recalled salad greens.
- Clinical Manifestations (Red Book)
- Diagnostic Tests (Red Book)
- Treatment (Red Book)
- Reporting (CDC)
- Control Measures (Red Book)
- CDC Outbreak Webpage
- Case Count Map
- Patient Education
- HealthyChildren.org: Food Poisoning and Food Contamination
- What to Tell Families
- Do not eat any recalled salad greens.
- Throw them away or return them to the store where you bought them.
- Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled salad greens using hot soapy water.
- Symptoms: Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
- Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria contaminating the food.
- Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
- Some people – especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems – may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
- Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
- Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
- Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
- Bloody diarrhea
- So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
- Signs of dehydration, such as:
- Not urinating (peeing) much
- Dry mouth and throat
- Feeling dizzy when standing up
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