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Oct202011

Taylor Farms Issues Salad Recall; Suspects Salmonella

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(SALINAS, Calif.) -- Another company is recalling more produce.

As scores of Americans have died after consuming cantaloupes contaminated with listeria, now Taylor Farms in central California has issued a voluntary recall for over 3,000 cases of bagged salad blends that may be contaminated with salmonella. 

Taylor Farms says no one has reported any illness from the bagged salad, which has been sold in 14 states under the brand names Fresh Selection, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms. The recalled salad is packaged with sold by dates of mid-October.

Salmonella "can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," the company cautioned in a statement distributed by the FDA. "Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain."

Taylor Farms warns customers who have purchased the recalled product not to consume it and dispose of it immediately. If anyone suspects they are ill from consumption of the recalled salad blends, they should contact a health care provider.

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