E. Coli OUTBREAK: 100,000 POUNDS of Salad Recalled, Romaine Lettuce Suspected

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If you turn to pre-packaged salads for a healthy meal on the go, you may want to find another quick and healthy meal. As well, if you make the salads yourself, you may want to eschew romaine lettuce. (Again.)

Nearly 100,000 POUNDS of salads have been recalled due to an E.coli outbreak spanning 22 states. (FIFTY TONS!) Considering the weight of lettuce, that’s a heck of a lot of salad. This is a Class 1 recall with a “high risk” of adverse health effects.

Where are the recalled products?

The bagged salads are sold at Target, Aldi, and Wal-Mart. 22 states have received shipments of the salads:

  • 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
  • Wisconsin

What salads have been recalled?

The products all contained romaine lettuce, which has not specifically been recalled but is suspected to be the cause.

The salads were produced from Oct. 14, 2019, through Oct. 16, 2019.

Here is the list of recalled products:

  • 6.25oz Bowl Ahold Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad Singles Chicken Caesar 10/29/19, 10/30/2019
  •  6.25 oz Bowl Aldi Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad Little Salad Bar Chicken Caesar Salad 10/31/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl Aldi Bistro Santa Fe Little Salad Bar Santa Fe Style Salad 10/30/2019
  •  7.9oz Bowl Bistro Chicken Guacamole Bowl Ready Pac Bistro Chicken and Guacamole Salad 10/31/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl Bistro Santa Fe Ready Pac Bistro Santa Fe Style 10/31/2019
  •  6.15oz Bowl Bonduelle Caesar Bonduelle Fresh Picked Fraichement Cueilli Caesar Salad with Chicken and Bacon 10/29/2019
  •  7.75oz Bowl Bonduelle Chef Salad Bonduelle Fresh Picked Fraichement Cueilli Chef Inspired Salad with Turkey & Ham 10/31/2019
  •  7.25oz Bowl Bonduelle Cobb Salad Bonduelle Fresh Picked Fraichement Cueilli Cobb Salad with Turkey & Bacon 10/31/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl Bonduelle Santa Fe Salad Bonduelle Fresh Picked Fraichement Cueilli Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken 10/31/2019 2/6
  • .25oz Bowl Bowl Bistro Caesar Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar 10/31/2019
  •  9.95oz Bowl Bowl GB Chicken Caesar Bowl Ready Pac Bistro Gourmet Chicken Caesar Salad 10/31/2019
  •  11.5oz Bowl Bowl GB Southwest Ready Pac Bistro Gourmet Southwestern Style Salad 10/31/2019
  •  7oz Bowl Domino’s GB Caesar Domino’s Chicken Caesar Salad 10/29/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl GE Bowl Chicken Caesar Giant Eagle Chicken Caesar Salad 10/31/2019
  •  15.25oz Bowl Kit Grill Santa Fe Style Ready Pac Bistro Salad Kit with Grilled Chicken Santa Fe Style 10/31/2019
  •  7.25oz Bowl Marketside Bistro Chef Marketside Chef Salad 10/31/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl Marketside Bistro Chicken Caesar Marketside Caesar Salad with Chicken 10/30/2019
  • 11.75oz Bowl Marketside Bistro DS Southwest Marketside Southwest Style Salad with Chicken 10/30/2019
  •  6.35oz Bowl Marketside Bistro Santa Fe Marketside Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken 10/30/2019
  • 12oz Bowl Marketside Bowl DS Chicken Caesar Marketside Caesar Salad with Chicken 10/30/2019, 10/31/2019
  •  7.45oz Bowl Marketside Premium Avocado Ranch Marketside Avocado Ranch Salad with Chicken 11/1/2019
  •  6.81oz Bowl Marketside Premium BLT Marketside BLT Salad with Avocado Dressing 11/1/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl Salad Bowl Chicken Caesar Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar 10/30/2019, 10/31/2019
  •  2/6.25oz Bowl Sam’s ABF Chicken Caesar Ready Pac Bistro Caesar Salad Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics 10/31/2019
  • 6.25oz Bowl Sam’s ABF Santa Fe Ready Pac Bistro Santa Fe Style Salad Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics 10/30/2019, 10/31/2019
  • 6.75oz Bowl Signature Café Bowl Caesar Chicken Signature Café Bowl Chicken Caesar 10/29/2019
  •  8.5oz Bowl Signature Café Deli Chicken BLT Signature Café Deli Chicken BLT 10/31/2019
  •  7.75oz Bowl Signature Café Deli Chicken Caesar Signature Café Deli Chicken Caesar 10/31/2019
  •  9.25oz Bowl Signature Café Deli Southwest Signature Café Deli Southwest 10/31/2019
  •  6.50oz Bowl Signature Café Southwestern Signature Café Southwestern Style Salad 10/29/2019
  • 6.25oz Bowl Signature Farms Bistro Chicken Chicken Caesar Signature Farms Chicken Caesar Salad 10/29/2019
  •  6.25oz Bowl Signature Farms Bistro Santa Fe Signature Farms Bistro Santa Fe Style Salad 10/30/2019
  • 12oz Bowl Signature Farms Bowl Chicken Caesar Signature Farms Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad 10/30/2019
  •  11.75oz Bowl Signature Farms Bowl Southwest Signature Farms Bowl Southwestern Style Salad 10/30/2019
  •  6.5oz Bowl Target Bowl Chicken Caesar Good & Gather Chicken Caesar Salad 10/30/2019
  • 11.25oz Bowl BistroGarden Multisrv4/11.25oz Ready Pac Bistro Garden Salad 10/30/2019
  • 11.75oz Bowl Bowl Caesar Multiserve 4/11
  • .75 Ready Pac Bistro Caesar Salad 10/31/2019
  • 8.6oz Bowl Domino’s GB Garden 6/8.6oz Domino’s Classic Garden Salad 10/28/2019

If you have any of these products, do not eat them.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators even though they are past their use by dates. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. (source)

E. coli can be deadly.

So far, the CDC says that17 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157: H7 in 8 states. Seven of those people have been hospitalized, and thankfully, no deaths have been reported.

Sandra Lane wrote about E. coli in a recent article.

It is important to know how to recognize the symptoms of E. coli infection.

The symptoms of most any E. coli infection are similar to each other and can start as late as two weeks after exposure, and can last two weeks more. Most recover within 10 days. Those symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea, sometimes bloody
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mild to moderate dehydration
  • Usually no or little initial fever

E. coli 0157: H7, however, includes bloody diarrhea 90% of the time along with more severe dehydration, which can then further increase in severity of symptoms with tachycardia, slow capillary refill, and delirium – particularly in children. (source)

Children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are more vulnerable to this illness.

Did you have any of these products?

Many of us have completely stopped purchasing ready-made salads or prepped vegetables. However, for a quick healthy meal, it’s not uncommon for someone to grab a prepared salad off the grocery store shelf. Please share this article with friends and family to help spread the word about this recall.

Did you happen to have any of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and runs a small digital publishing company. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • THere’s a solution to this problem from the consumer side. STOP BUYING PRE-MADE SALADS you lazy sloths!

    You buy a head of lettuce and any other ingredients you want, wash them in the sink, prepare them yourselves and you’ll never have to worry about another produce recall again as long as you live!

    “Jesus! It’s like playing cards with my sister’s kids!” – Tombstone

    “Home Economics Class should be mandatory” – Charles in VA

    Do they even teach Home Ec any more? Or is that “sexist” “racist” and “homophobic” now?

    • However…romaine lettuce is the source of the outbreak. So you better be careful what lettuce you buy. As well, there have recently been berries with hepatitis, carrots with salmonella, and cantaloupe with listeria. All whole foods, not prepped for you.

      I’ve previously bought pre-made salads when traveling.

      • All those things can be washed and or peeled. And given what we now know, I’d be VERY leary of buying pre-made salads anywhere. I also wouldn’t eat gas station sushi. Of course I’ve also given up seafood because of the Fukashima radiation leak which is still ongoing. No salmon, no tuna, no flounder and no shrimp for me. I really miss the shrimp but it just isn’t worth the risk.

        It’s been my experience that good hygiene and sanitation practices eliminate 99% of the risk of food borne illnesses. A lot of this is just common sense, wouldn’t you agree?

        I had a prepper friend who gave himself salmonella poisoning TWICE in one year due to poor sanitation practices…cooking food in an old Spam can while camping. I got tired of taking him to the hospital! As a Vietnam veteran and a Navy Corpsman, he knew better. He just didn’t DO better and he paid the price.

        Don’t get me wrong. You provide a valuable service spreading the word about these recalls. i’m just saying we owe it to ourselves to exercise some common sense and use best practices about what we put into our bodies if we want to stay healthy. There’s just no excuse for living dirty no matter how poor you are. I know. I was homeless myself for about a year…but I stayed clean and healthy because I worked at it.

        I’m still new here, but trust me when I tell you I’ve got survival stories and tales of woe like you wouldn’t believe. That’s part of why I like you and your site. I can identify with a lot of the stuff both you and Selco have gone through. And it may not seem like it at times, but I do dial it back on my comments here. I keep to myself a lot of what I want to say at times out of respect for the site.

        • I appreciate you, Charles. 🙂

          It’s really a minefield at the grocery stores. I think another answer is shopping locally when you can. The plants that get these items ready to go to the stores are petri dishes of nasty stuff.

      • @Daisy,
        As I mentioned earlier in another thread, ship produce with the dirt still on them (like mushrooms are). Put the onus and responsibility on the end consumer to wash the produce.

      • Yikes! I was not aware of recent issues with berries and carrots!! Hepatitis in berries—-what the heck!!!

        Thank you for your updates on these alarming trends.

        This morning I bought a package of organic Romaine hearts from my local health food grocery store. It came in a plastic container—-now I’m wondering if this is even safe.

        • So I wanted to update my post. Although I purchased a clam shell container of organic Romaine hearts (organic Girl brand) yesterday, I decided to throw it out based on how the scope of the Romaine recall spread last time. Today I went to my local Wegmans and the store had notices posted that they pulled all Romaine coming from a particular area. So, I am glad I threw mine out.

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  • Get a squirt bottle. Fill it about 1/3 with white vinegar. Add 1 or 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide. Full up with water the rest of the way. You have a guaranteed sanitizer of veggies and fruit that will kill most anything.

    For use as a counter top sanitizer, full the bottle 50% white vinegar, 2 ounces hydrogen peroxide, full rest with water. I never, never have had a problem with food poisoning of any kind. But, I buy whole veggies and fruits that are never pre-made from the store. Always from scratch. Organic is the best choice. Rinse veggies and fruits after 5 or so minutes with clean water. Same with counter tops.

  • I read the elite losers are putting human sewage on crop land. E coli in beef was caused by cows standing in sewage.

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