Over 48 Tons Of Packaged Salads Recalled Amid Multi-State Outbreak Of E. coli Infections

 Thursday, November 21, 2019

 ABC News

More than 97,000 pounds of salad products were recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination in the lettuce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday.

Missa Bay, LLC, a New Jersey company, issued the recall for 97,272 pounds of salad products containing meat or poultry, the USDA said in a statement.

The USDA classified the health risk as "high" and said the department will "likely update the poundage" of affected products as more information becomes available.

The recall comes amid a multi-state outbreak of E.coli infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A total of 17 people from 8 states -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin -- have reported being infected with E. coli, the CDC said in a statement.