E. coli outbreak prompts recall of salad sold at Wegmans, Target, other stores

E. coli outbreak prompts recall of salad sold at Wegmans, Target, other stores Photo: Wegmans.

Updated: November 22, 2019 01:47 PM
Created: November 22, 2019 12:04 PM

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of prepared salads sold at Wegmans, Walmart, Target, Aldi, and other retailers across 22 states have been recalled for possible E. coli contamination.

The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce may be contaminated with a strain of E. coli.


The products were sold on Oct. 14 through Oct. 16 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.

Wegmans identifies the products, made by New Jersey-based Missa Bay, as:

  • Ready Pac Bistro Sante Fe Style Salad with the UPC codes 0-21130-33671, 0-77745-29119, 0-77745-29188, 0-77745-29468 and a use-by date of Oct. 31.
  • Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad with the UPC codes 0-77745-29017, 0-77745-29186 and use-by dates of Oct. 30 and 31.

Authorities say the Maryland Department of Health tested an unopened salad product with chicken and the lettuce came back positive for a strain of E. coli bacteria.

The Centers for Disease Control says E. coli often causes diarrhea and vomiting.

No illnesses have been linked to products sold at Wegmans.

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