Dole Food Co. has recalled 756 cases of bagged Seven Lettuces salads for potential salmonella risk.
An NPR article said the salads were distributed to 15 states including Virginia. NPR said that Dole is recalling bags with a use-by date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B.
A sample of the Dole salad tested in New York came back positive for Salmonella. Customers should dispose of the recalled salads.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment.
Five people from Virginia were reported as ill from a Salmonella infection associated with tuna. The CDC said 116 persons were infected from frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape.