Our food safety lawyers at Pritzker Hageman, P.A. filed a Cyclospora salad lawsuit against Fresh Express in Illinois. The lawsuit (case number 20L528) was filed on behalf of a female Illinois resident who was sickened after eating bagged salad purchased from an ALDI store. Our client, who is a type 1 diabetic, was hospitalized as a result of her Cyclospora infection.
Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak
The FDA and CDC announced a Cyclospora outbreak linked to Fresh Express bagged salad products on Friday, June 19th, 2020. More than 500 people have been sickened in the outbreak. The salad products associated with the outbreak include bagged salad containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. All of the recalled products were sold under the Fresh Express brand name as well as store brand names at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, and Walmart stores in 31 states and Washington, DC.
Fresh Express and its Long History of Food Safety Violations
Fresh Express has a long history of producing contaminated food. In the summer of 2018, the produce manufacturer was implicated in a Cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads that sickened more than 500 people. And just last December, Fresh Express salad was linked to an E.coli outbreak that sickened 10 people. Food safety attorney David Coyle says, “we rely on food manufacturers, producers, and sellers to keep our food safe from dangerous pathogens like Cyclospora. Outbreaks like this happen when food companies fail to follow the proper food safety procedures needed to protect consumers from developing serious foodborne illnesses.”
If you have been sickened with Cyclospora after eating Fresh Express bagged salad, our Cyclospora attorneys at Pritzker Hageman law firm can help. The first thing you should do is see your healthcare provider and request a stool sample test for Cyclospora. If you would like to talk to a lawyer about your legal options, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or fill out the form below.