According to the CDC, a company specializing in the production of packaged salads Fresh Express voluntarily recalled several of its products due to possible contamination with cyclospora — microscopic parasite that causes intestinal diseases, says Fox Business.
22 June it became known that more than 200 people from the States of the Midwest, such as Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, contracted cyclospora and became ill, according to the FDA. This led to a recall of the salad kits Fresh Express, a product code that begins with the letter Z. Revoked was also salad sets, containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage or carrots with product code Z178 or lesser number.
Representatives from Fresh Express said it has notified customers about the recall and instructed them to dispense the purchased product, says a press release. Refunds can be obtained by calling the response Center Fresh Express consumer toll-free number (800) 242-5472.
Fresh Express products are sold in selected retail stores from 6 to 26 June in these States: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, new Jersey, new York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia, and DC.
The opinion also applies to salad kits Fresh Express production for other brands: Little Salad Bar from Aldi and the same name brand salad dressing Hy-Vee. Well known brands include Giant Eagle, Marketside, Signature Farms and Wholesome Pantry. Full list of products with digital codes of the parties at this link.
Recalled products Fresh Express
Fresh Express America’s Fresh Old Fashioned Cole Slaw 14 oz
Fresh Express America’s Fresh 3-Color Deli Cole Slaw 14 oz
Fresh Express Asian Chopped Kit 12 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon & Bleu 10.9 oz
Fresh Express Chopped BBQ Ranch Kit 11.3 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Chipotle Cheddar Kit 11.4 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Pomegranate Kit 10.3 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Poppyseed Kit 11.7 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Southwest Kit 5 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Sunflower Crisp Kit 11.1 oz
Fresh Express Chopped Thai Kit ‘N’ Cashews 11.7 oz
Fresh Express Fancy Greens 7 oz
Fresh Express Farmer’s Garden 9 oz
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Chopped Asian 6.25 oz
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Mediterranean 12 oz
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics Turkey & Bacon Chef 5.75 oz
Fresh Express Green & Crisp / Verde y Crujiente 11 oz
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 12 oz
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden / Lechuga Repollo 24 oz