Salmonella Everywhere: Here Are The Foods You Should Throw Away
It's not just raw cookie dough anymore.
Food recalls for potential Salmonella contamination just keep coming.
Most recalls have been linked to a key ingredient: Whey powder. This means that beyond Grandma's warning to cook your chicken all the way and never taste raw dough involving eggs, now packaged foods using whey powder could put you at risk for the disease.
News Center Maine compiled a list of what officials say you should toss out if it's in your house.
Spring Pasta Salad
Zesty Sprouting Mix
Honey Smacks Cereal
Hungry Man Dinners
Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps that occur 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, but some experience worse symptoms and may need to be hospitalized, News Center Maine reports.
As with most contracted diseases, children younger than 5 years and adults older than 65 years, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to experience a severe illness.
If you think you have been exposed to Salmonella, see your doctor immediately.