Certain Fresh Express salads have been recalled due to a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora infections


CLEVELAND (WJW) – The FDA is warning consumers not to eat products made by Fresh Express, including iceburg lettuce, red cabbage or carrots.

According to the FDA, there is a multi-state epidemic of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to salads containing these ingredients. Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that can affect the intestinal tract and cause diarrhea. He is treated with antibiotics.

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“All of the recalled salads were sold in the Midwest states. Fresh Express is the manufacturer of each of these recalled salads. The FDA continues to investigate whether other retail brands of these salads may be affected, “said the FDA on its website.

As a result, Giant Eagle, Walmart and Aldi have issued recalls for several Fresh Express salad products. Customers should discard these products immediately.

Click on the links below to see the full list of locally recalled products:

The recalled products are clearly marked with the letter “Z” at the beginning of the product code, which is located in the upper right corner of the front of the package. Products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrots and displaying product code Z178 or a lower “Z” number are recalled.

If you have any questions or for a refund, you can contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time.


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