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Nov062010

Salmonella Worries in California Red Leaf Lettuce

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The California Department of Public Health is worried about the possibility some consumers may contract salmonella poisoning from red leaf lettuce sold by three different grocery companies.

There have been no illnesses reported, but the state says there could still be some of the potentially contaminated lettuce on people's refrigerator shelves and they want to prevent any unpleasant or dangerous consequences. 

The recalled red leaf lettuce was sold between October 20 and November 1 at Canton Food Company in Los Angeles, Cardenas Market and Numero Uno Market locations throughout Southern California. The red leaf lettuce was produced by Fresh Choice Marketing of Oxnard. It was available in grocery stores as whole head lettuce with no identifying label.

If you think you have some, you can either take it back to the store for a refund or throw it out.

The state says salmonella symptoms include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea which may be bloody. Most infected people recover within a week. Some may develop complications that require hospitalization. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness.

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