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FDA Warns Not to Eat Veggie Booty Snacks for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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The FDA has issued a warning to discard any Veggie Booty Snacks they have in their home due to possible contamination with Salmonella Wandsworth, bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illness.

Generally, Veggie Booty Snacks are consumed by small children. Parents should watch their children and if they notice any signs of illness, immediately seek medical attention.

The FDA issued a warning based on 52 reports of illness across 17 states, beginning in March. The majority of those sick have been children younger than ten with most being toddlers.

The FDA learned of the outbreak from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 27, which had conducted an investigation of the illnesses with state and local health officials.

Typically Salmonella poisoning symptoms include: diarrhea; often with abdominal cramps and fever. Symptoms usually begin within one to four days following exposure. In persons with poor health and underlying conditions and infants, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection.

States reporting illnesses include: California (seven cases), Colorado (five cases), Connecticut (one case), Georgia (one case), Indiana (one case), Massachusetts (three cases), Minnesota (two cases), New Hampshire (two cases), New Jersey (two cases), New York (13 cases), Oregon (one case), Pennsylvania (three cases), Tennessee (one), Texas (one), Vermont (three cases), Washington (four cases), and Wisconsin (two cases).