Conte Recalls Gluten-Free Ravioli Due to Salmonella Concerns
Details of the Pasta Recall
Wegmans notified customers concerning the potential salmonella contamination present within Conte's Pasta Wheat Free, Gluten Free Cheese Ravioli in 12-ounce packages
The products were sold at Wegmans since February 2015, have a UPC code of 73415894009 and a best by date of Feb. 3, 2017.
How Common is Salmonella Infection?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 1.2 million illnesses and approximately 450 deaths occur due to Salmonella annually in the United States.
Children under the age of 5, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at the highest risk for Salmonella infection.
What are the Long-Term Consequences to a Salmonella Infection?
People with diarrhea due to a Salmonella infection usually recover completely, although it may be several months before their bowel habits are entirely normal.
A small number of people with Salmonella develop pain in their joints. This is called reactive arthritis. Reactive arthritis can last for months or years and can lead to chronic arthritis, which can be difficult to treat.