(DES MOINES, Iowa) State health officials say if you have chicken salad sold at Fareway stores in the fridge, toss it out. The product has been linked to multiple cases of salmonella across Iowa.
The chicken salad is produced and packaged by a third party for Fareway, and it was pulled from the shelves several days ago.
Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk says salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that can cause illness and rarely, it can be severe.
Symptoms can appear within 12 to 36 hours after ingesting the bacteria, but symptoms can appear as early as six hours and as late as three days after ingestion.
Symptoms of salmonella infection generally last four to seven days and include:
Health officials say most people get better without treatment, but in some cases, there's a dehydration risk.
Consumers who have purchased chicken salad from Fareway should throw it out and not return the product to the store.