The recall of Fresh Express branded and private label salads containing iceberg lettuce, carrots and red cabbage now includes 31 states and the District of Columbia. The products are being recalled in connection with a multistate Cyclospora outbreak.
Yesterday, Fresh Express issued a recall for all branded and private label products containing iceberg lettuce, carrots and red cabbage made at its Streamwood, IL facility for potential Cyclospora contamination. The recalled Fresh Express products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrots have the Product Code Z178, or the letter “Z” at the beginning of the Product Code in the upper right-hand corner of the front of packages.
The private label products identified so far were sold at Midwest locations of four stores:
Those four private label products were recalled earlier this week, but according to new recall information posted on the Fresh Express website, recalled products made by Fresh Express were also distributed to Montana, Oklahoma, the District of Columbia and 16 states in the South East, MidAtlantic and North East regions of the U.S.
Grocery stores that received products affected by this recall are located in the following 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, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. (States newly identified as receiving recalled Fresh Express products are in bold.)
These recalls have been issued in association with a bagged salad Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 206 people in eight states, hospitalizing 23 of them. Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers are representing clients in this outbreak and represented clients in the 2018 Cyclospora outbreak linked to Fresh Express salad sold at McDonald’s.
Cyclospora is a parasite that is excreted in the feces of infected people. Illnesses occur when water containing infected human feces is used to grow or process food or when food comes into direct contact with human fecal matter. Symptoms of a Cyclospora infection can last for weeks or months if untreated and include explosive diarrhea that is sometimes watery, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers have represented clients in every major U.S. Cyclospora outbreak. If you got sick from contaminated salad, we can help. For a free consultation with our experienced legal team, please call 1-888-377-8900, send a text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.