Salmonella outbreak linked to salads, IDPH says

Provided by the CDC

The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning residents about a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to salad products made in Rochelle.

The BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch salad is linked to eight illnesses across Illinois and Wisconsin. Five of the cases have been reported in Cook, DuPage and McHenry counties.

BrightFarms announced a voluntary recall of its packaged salad greens that were produced in Rochelle and sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Affected products were sold at the following retailers:

  • Illinois: Mariano's Fresh Markets, Walmart (select stores), Strack Van Till, Sullivan's Foods, Caputo's, Jewel-Osco
  • Wisconsin: Pick 'n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych's, Walmart (select stores)
  • Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
  • Indiana: Strack Van Till


Salad products affected by the recall have "best by" dates through July 29: 

  • BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. Package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

Symptoms of Salmonella illness include headaches, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea, and dehydration, health officials said.

IDPH and local health department investigators are trying to determine if additional products are contaminated.

For more information on the outbreak, visit the CDC's website.