Samonella symptoms and treatmentSymptoms of illness caused by Salmonella may include headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea, and dehydration. If you experience these symptoms 12 to 72 hours after eating BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch salad produced in Rochelle, contact a health care provider and let them know you have recently eaten Sunny Crunch salad.
Action items if you own Sunny Crunch saladAnyone that has bought BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch salad should not eat it and should throw it away. It does not matter even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. Surfaces and containers that were potentially touching the contaminated products should be washed using hot and soapy water. IDPH is working with local health departments to identify additional cases and to perform laboratory testing. Investigators are working to determine if additional products with potential contamination. For more information and updates, go to cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-07-21/index.html. An update to this story with additional details on the outbreak is available here.
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