Five cases of salmonella may be linked to snacks
Colorado salmonella cases may be linked to recalled foodDENVER (AP) – Five cases of salmonella in Colorado may be linked to a snack food that has been recalled nationwide, health officials said Friday.Robert’s American Gourmet in Sea Cliff, N.Y., on Thursday recalled all lots and sizes of the product after reports of 51 cases of salmonella poisoning in 17 states that may be associated with the product.Dan Rifkin of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment did not offer any specifics about the Colorado cases, and a department spokeswoman did not immediately return a call.Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.Robert’s spokesman Georgine Hertzwig said none of the products has tested positive for salmonella, but the company acted as a precaution after the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that many of the infected people has eaten the product.The company said consumers who purchased Veggie Booty and still have the product in their homes should discard the contents and contact the company at 1-800-626-7557 for reimbursement.
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