Vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been linked to an outbreak of food poisoning. Three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota reported eating from Del Monte vegetable trays purchased at the convenience stores prior to contracting salmonellosis. The illnesses occurred between April 13 and April 27.

Kwik Trip is cooperating with health authorities and has removed all Del Monte vegetable trays from store shelves.

The trays implicated in these reports of food-borne illnesses contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip in either a 6 oz. or 12 oz. size.

Symptoms of salmonellosis can last for several days and include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting. It is uncommon for the bacteria to enter the bloodstream, but when that happens it can pose a serious health threat, especially for young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

People who contract salmonellosis typically recover without significant medical care, but sometimes they require treatment to prevent dehydration.

Health authorities remind the public to wash all fruits and vegetables before consuming them to avoid coming into contact with salmonella or other bacteria.

If you ate from a Del Monte vegetable tray recently and are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with food poisoning, authorities recommend that you contact your health care provider. Depending on the point of purchase, consumers also are asked to notify either the Minnesota or Wisconsin Department of Health.