Fresh Express salad has been recalled in Canada after being linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 16 people in Canada. Consumers who have these salads at home should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. The Fresh Express recall in Canada includes all packages of Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit bagged salads bearing a “Best Before dates” up to and including 07DE19, and a lot code beginning with “Z”, and indicating “Salinas” as a source of Romaine lettuce.
This outbreak does not appear to related to the ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to Salinas-grown romaine lettuce that has sickened 102 people in the U.S. and two illnesses in Canada. That means there is more than one E.coli strain contaminating romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.
Illnesses in the Fresh Express E. coli outbreak were reported between November 3 and November 17, 2019. The number of cases reported from each province is: Ontario (10), Quebec (1), New Brunswick (1 ), Nova Scotia (1) and New Foundland, Labrador (1).
The two Canadian illnesses associated with the U.S. outbreak were reported from Manitoba and Alberta between October 13 and November 3, 2019. “This is a really troubling development,” said E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker, whose law firm, Pritzker Hageman, has represented clients in every major E. coli outbreak in the last 20 years. To request a free consultation with our E. coli Team, please call us at 1-888-377-8900, text us at 612-261-0856 or, fill out the form below.