A multistate Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salad has sickened at least 48 people in Nebraska and hundreds of others in seven other states. A recall has been issued for the salads linked to this outbreak which were all made by Fresh Express and sold under the Fresh Express brand name and store brand names at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco and Walmart stores in 31 states and Washington, DC. All of the recalled salads contain iceberg lettuce, carrots and red cabbage.
Cyclospora is a parasite that causes illness when microscopic amounts of human feces containing the parasite make contact with food that is then eaten by others. This can happen when infected food handlers don’t wash hands properly after using the restroom, or if water contaminated with human waste containing the parasite is used to irrigate or wash produce.
Symptoms of a Cyclospora infection include diarrhea that can be explosive and watery, abdominal cramps, nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, weight loss and fatigue. In addition to the 48 cases reported in Nebraska, the case totals reported from other states are: Illinois (151), Iowa (160), Kansas (5), Minnesota (63), Missouri (46) North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (30).
Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers are representing multiple clients in this outbreak. Our experienced team has represented clients in every major Cyclospora in the U.S. If you got sick from contaminated food, 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.