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5 Minnesotans Sickened by E. coli Linked to Salad Kits

5 Minnesotans Sickened by E. coli Linked to Salad Kits Click to Enlarge Photo: Centers for Disease Control

(AP/KNSI) - Health officials say five Minnesotans have gotten sick from eating salad kits linked to an outbreak of E. coli.

The illnesses are linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits.

Four were from the metro area, and one was from Greater Minnesota.

The state Department of Health says the Minnesotans became ill between November 8th and November 16th.

Two people were hospitalized. The ill Minnesotans ranged in age from 21 to 91.

Officials say nine people from three states have gotten sick.

The warning is for Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with an identifying code of UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best-before date up to and including 07DEC19.

This information is printed on the front of the bag in the top right corner.

Health officials are warning consumers not to eat the salad mix, or to throw it out if they have it in their refrigerators.

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