There are four ongoing food poisoning outbreaks linked to packaged salads right now, two for E. coli and two for Listeria. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths even if the mother only experiences mild symptoms.
Consumers who purchase prepackaged salads should check recall information carefully and monitor themselves for symptoms. E. coli symptoms, which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody, develop within a week of eating contaminated food, usually appearing between one and three days after exposure. But Listeria symptoms can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, stiff neck and muscle stiffness.
Simple Truth and Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens E. coli Outbreak
An E. coli outbreak linked to Simple Truth and Nature’s Basket organic power greens has sickened 13 people in six states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four people have been hospitalized one of them has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that is a complication of E. coli infections.
Nature’s Basket is a Giant Eagle store brand, Simple Truth is a Kroger brand that is sold at its family of stores including Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Jay C, Food Store, King Soopers, Kroger, Mariano’s, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick’n Save, QFC, Ralphs and Rule.
This outbreak was announced by the CDC on December 30, 2021. But a recall has not yet been issued so the CDC is advising consumers not to eat Simple Truth Organic Power Greens or Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens with “best if used by” dates through December 20, 2021. State and federal health officials are working to determine if additional products may be contaminated.
Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak
A Listeria outbreak linked to Dole salads includes 16 illnesses, 12 hospitalizations, and two deaths. Salads produced by Dole and recalled in association with this outbreak were sold under a number of brand names including Ahold, Dole, Kroger, Lidl, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, and Simply Nature.
The salads included in the Dole Listeria outbreak were sold at ALDI, Schnucks, Food Lion, Giant, Hannaford, Lidl, Stop & Shop, Kroger, Walmart and Winn Dixie.
Fresh Express Listeria Outbreak
A Listeria outbreak linked to Fresh Express salad has sickened at least 10 people since 2016, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One person has died. Illnesses have been reported from eight states, IL, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA.
On December 20, 2021, Fresh Express issued a Listeria recall for salads produced at its facility in Streamwood, IL. The recalled salads were sold under the Fresh Express brand name and store brand names at BJ’s, Weis Markets, ALDI, Albertsons, Walmart, GiantEagle, and ShopRite including Wellsley Farms, Weis, Simply Nature, Signature Farms, O Organics, Marketside, Market District, Giant Eagle, and Bowl & Basket.
Josie’s Organics Baby Spinach E. coli Outbreak
The Josie’s Organics organic baby spinach salads associated with this outbreak were sold at stores including HyVee and Fresh Thyme. Both brands are produced by Braga Fresh.
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