Salmonella Concerns Call for Recall of Romaine Salads

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is sending a word of warning to the community to not to consume a number of romaine lettuce salads since they might be tainted with salmonella.

The Fresh Express products have expiry dates of May 13 to May 16 and have the letter S in the product code area.

CFIA said that the salads have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. They also might have been distributed on a national scale.

Nineteen salads are affected by the recall, as well as products tagged as Asian Supreme, Caesar Complete, Triple Hearts and Veggie Lovers.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the suspected salmonella contamination. Food poisoned with salmonella might not seem spoilt but should be eaten or consumed.

Symptoms of salmonellosis characterizes by high fever, severe headache, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

CFIA said it is working with Canadian importers to make certain that the California-based firm's affected products are removed from the market.