10/12/2012 12:57 EDT | Updated 12/11/2012 05:12 EST

CFIA recalls imported salad due to salmonella concerns

OTTAWA - The public is being warned not to eat certain Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine salad because it may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the American-made salad is sold in 510 gram packages with a best before date of Oct. 11

This product has been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario but may have been distributed to other provinces and territories.

There are no reported illnesses associated with eating this product.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes deadly infectons in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

The CFIA is working with importers to to remove the product from store shelves.