Jacksonville Consumers, Dole Food Co. has recently announced a recall of Bagged Salad due to the possibility of being contaminated with Salmonella. According to the report, the discovery was made following an inspection of the product that tested positive for Salmonella. There were about 756 cases sold in the US that are the subject of this recall. The States subject to this recall are Florida, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The recall is for the bags of Seven Lettuces salad mix. The bags subject to this recall have a "use-by-date" of April 11, 2012, UPC code of 71430 01057, and a product codes of either 0577N089112A or 0577N089112B. Currently, the company has not received any reports of illness stemming from this recall, but illnesses are likely if the product is consumed. The company advises Jacksonville Consumers to throw away affected bags of mixed salad.
Salmonella is a bacterium that will affect a person's digestive tract and cause gastrointestinal issues. Normally, the signs of Salmonella will not appear until 72 hours after the consumption of contaminated food. These symptoms are minor in most, however, the elderly, young, or those with weakened immune systems could have more severe symptoms.
Jacksonville Consumers use a multitude of products everyday and we expect manufactures to have exercised reasonable care to make a safe product for the public. Unfortunately, some dangerous products make it past the safety measures and when that happens, illnesses and injuries are likely to result. If you or a loved one have been injured from a contaminated food, like the one subject to this recall, contact a Jacksonville Products Liability Attorney to discuss what legal remedies may be available to compensate you for your injuries.