The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just announced that Missa Bay, LLC is recalling approximately 75,233  pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli. 

If you have this product at home, read on for important information.

photo: USDA

Recalled Product Description: Salad Products

The current recall includes products marked with the establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to distribution locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. The recall includes salads labeled Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar, Target Bowl Chicken Caesar and Aldi Bistro Santa Fe. You can find the full list of items here.

Why the Salad Products Were Recalled

During an investigation for a foodborne illness outbreak, the Maryland Department of Health tested an unopened package of Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics Caesar Salad with FSIS EST number 18502B on the label. The lettuce tested positive for E. coli so the company has issued a recall on all products from the same lot of lettuce.

How To Tell If Your Salad Product Was Recalled

If you purchased lettuce in any of the affected states check your packaging for the establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a “best buy” date ranging from Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

What Consumers Can Do

While the items recalled have long since expired, check your refrigerator and throw away any items that may be part of the recall.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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