By Brianne Moore
Dole has recalled more than 700 cases of Seven Lettuces salad due to possible salmonella contamination, according to an FDA release. No illnesses have been reported; the contamination was discovered during a random sample test conducted in New York.
The salad was distributed in fifteen states, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The recalled bags are marked with UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B and have a use-by date of April 11, 2012.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. Illness usually lasts four days to a week and most people recover fully without treatment. However, a severe infection can be fatal. Elderly people, infants, and people with impaired immune systems are most at risk.