An outbreak of salmonella infection has been linked to pre-packaged lettuce products widely available in supermarkets. Salmonella infection is a form of gastro caused by the germ Salmonella and can affect anyone. Symptoms usually appear 6 to 72 hours after you eat contaminated food and can include diarrhoea, fever, stomach cramps and vomiting.
Things to remember
Eating undercooked animal products, such as poultry and eggs, can cause salmonellosis.
Safe food handling and thorough hand washing can help prevent salmonellosis.