Recall alert: 97K pounds of salad recalled due to E. coli contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a recall of about 97,272 pounds of salads that have meat or poultry because the salad could be contaminated by E. coli.

The salads, packaged by Missa Bay, LLC, were made from Oct. 14 through Oct. 16 and have the establishment number EST 18502B in the mark of inspection, the USDA said.

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The salads were distributed in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,  Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The recall stemmed from an investigation of foodborne illness outbreak in Maryland where a Ready Pac Caesar Salad that contained chicken not raised on antibiotics was tested and came back positive for E. coli. All products that used the same lettuce found in the salad were recalled, USDA reported.

If you have the contaminated salads, you're being told to either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

If you have questions, call 1-800-800-7822.