Ladies. Please don't panic, please breathe, but there is a situation. It's salad. SALAD HAS BETRAYED US. Sam's Club has recalled more than 90,000 pounds of chicken caesar salad for possible listeria monocytogenes contamination—a bacteria that can cause "fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms."
More info on the impending diarrheapocalypse via Fox News:
APPA Fine Foods, a California company that supplies to Sam's Club, has recalled over 90,000 of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products because they may contain listeria monocytogenes—a dangerous bacteria that can lead to fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
According to a USDA news release, the salad kits were shipped nationwide.
The exact products affected are labeled as "11oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5-lb. boxes labeled, "APPA Fine Foods/Sam's Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD" marked codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 and with use-by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14."
How dare you, salad. HOW DARE YOU. (Also, idea 4 humanity: Maybe we should stop preparing caesar salad in NINETY-THOUSAND-POUND batches?)
In the meantime, beware the dirty caesar.
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