First, let me make it clear that I have no authority or expertise in the field of foodborne illnesses, however; I am a survivor of Salmonella poisoning and can speak from experience. I speak for
Barb Pruitt became ill with a Salmonella typhimurium infection during a 2009 outbreak that was traced back to lettuce from the Salinas Valley in California. Barb's illness quickly became life-threatening, and she spent over a moth in the hospital. Due to her Salmonella infection, Barb will suffer severe gastrointestinal problems for the rest of her life.