An E. coli outbreak linked to Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salads has sickened seven people who bought them from Sam’s Club stores in Maryland. One person has been hospitalized.
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There have been four major E. coli outbreaks linked to leafy greens in the last two years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with state health officials on the investigation of this outbreak. It is not known yet if these cases are related to an ongoing E. coli outbreak in Wisconsin.
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E. coli O157:H7 produces a poison called Shiga toxin which can cause serious illness. Symptoms of an infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is often bloody. About 10 percent of children and young people who get these infections are at risk for a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection usually develop one to three days after the contaminated food is eaten. Anyone who ate these salads and developed these symptoms should see a doctor right away.
Pritzker Hageman E. coli lawyers are representing clients in the ongoing Wisconsin E. coli outbreak including one child who developed HUS. To request a free consultation with our E. coli Team, call us at 1-888-377-8900, text us at 612-261-0856 or, fill out the form below.