A Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms packaged salad greens now includes three states, 11 illnesses, and one hospitalization, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Until today, illnesses had been reported from Wisconsin and Illinois. Now, one illness in Michigan has been confirmed.
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On July 16, BrightFarms of Rochelle, IL issued a recall for a variety of packaged salads sold in plastic clamshell containers. Some of these salads, which were distributed to stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin, have “best by” dates as late as July 29, 2021. Consumers who have these salads at home should not eat them.
The salad greens included in the recall are:
- BrightFarms Butter Crisp™ (4 oz. Package)
- BrightFarms Harvest Crunch® (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Mighty Romaine™ (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Nutrigreens™ (3 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Sunny Crunch® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms normally develop within six to 72 hours of exposure. The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 19 to 61, said they first became ill on dates ranging from June 10, 2021, to July 1, 2021.
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If you or a family member developed a Salmonella infection from contaminated BrightFarms salad, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team for a free consultation. We have represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.