A New Jersey food company has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli, the Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.
Missa Bay issued the recall of 75,233 pounds of the bagged salad products sold at Walmart, Target and Aldi. The romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria after an investigation by the CDC.
A total of 17 people, including a 3-year-old, have been infected with the E. coli strain in eight states. Seven people have been hospitalized and two developed kidney failure.
There have been no fatalities. Two people in Maryland reported eating the Missa Bay chicken Caesar salad before being hospitalized.
The salads produced from October 14 to 16 have been shipped to 22 states including, 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.