WASHINGTON- Swedesboro, New Jersey-based Missa Bay LLC recalled approximately 97,272 lbs. of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.
The salad products items were produced from Oct. 14, 2019 through Oct. 16, 2019. The products subject to the recall can be found here. FSIS said it will likely update the amount of product recalled as it finds out more information. The agency will also post product labels on its website once they become available.
“As part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation, the Maryland Dept. of Health collected an unopened package of Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics Caesar Salad with FSIS EST number 18502B on the label,” FSIS said in the recall release. “The state collected and tested individual ingredients in the salad and the lettuce tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. All products from the same lot of lettuce are included in the recall.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These 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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in distribution centers, restaurants, or institutional refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants and institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.