The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Thorntons, Inc. recently issued a recall of 6 oz. garden salads and 5.6 oz. chef salads because of a potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled salads came in a black bowl with clear plastic lids with expiration dates of: 9/30/2011, 10/2/2011, and 10/3/2011. They were sold in Thorntons convenience stores in Lexington, KY, Chicago, Ill, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Evansville, IN and Indianapolis, IN.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, the organism can make its way into the bloodstream, producing more severe illnesses. For young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems, Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.