The Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salad produced by Fresh Express and sold under store brand names has expanded to include 509 illnesses in eight states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-three people have been hospitalized. Since the agency’s last update three days ago, 84 more cases have been identified, an additional product has been recalled and the outbreak has spread to one more state, North Dakota.
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The bagged salads associated with this outbreak contain iceberg lettuce, carrots and red cabbage and were distributed to 12 Midwestern states. And all of them were produced by Fresh Express.
Based in Salinas, CA, Fresh Express makes products for sale under its own brand name and supplies products that are sold under store brand names. For example, the six illnesses in North Dakota were reported by people who ate salad at a single restaurant that served Marketside brand bagged garden salad mix purchased from Walmart. Marketside is a Walmart brand name but the salad was made by Fresh Express.
Bagged Salads Recalled for Cyclospora
Marketside/Walmart Recall June 25, 2020
On June 25, Fresh Express issued a recall for Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad. The recalled salad was sold at Walmart stores in Iowa, Minnesota Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. It has a “Best-If-Used-By” dates ranging from May 19 through July 04 and was sold in two sizes, 12-oz bags with the UPC Code 6 81131 32894 4 and 24-oz bags with the UPC Code 6 81131 32895 1.
ALDI Salad Recall June 22, 2020
In cooperation with Fresh Express, ALDI issued a recall for Little Salad Bar Garden Salad on June 22, 2020. In the recall announcement, ALDI said it had also removed the bagged salads from stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The recalled Little Salad Bar Garden Salad, sold in 12 oz-bags, has the UPC code 4099100082975 and “Best If Used By” dates of May 1 through June 29.
Hy-Vee Salad Recall, June 22, 2020
In cooperation with Fresh Express, Hy-Vee issued a recall for Hy-Vee garden salad on June 22, 2020. The recalled salad was sold in 12 oz. packages at Hy-Vee grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. All UPC codes are included.
Jewel-Osco Salad Recall, June 22, 2020
In cooperation with Fresh Express, Jewel-Osco recalled Signature Farms Garden Salad on June 22, 2020. The recalled salad was sold in 12-ounce bags with “BEST IF USED BY” dates of May 16 through July 4 or (5-16-20 through 7-04-20) printed on the top right corner of the front of the package; a UPC code of 21130 98135 on the back of the package and the unique plant number S5417.
Fresh Express Cyclospora Salad Outbreaks
Cyclospora is a parasite. Symptoms of an infection include explosive diarrhea that is sometimes watery, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 16 to 92 years old, reported the onset of Cyclospora symptoms on dates ranging from May 11, 2020 to July 4, 2020. The number of cases reported from each of the eight states is: Illinois (57), Iowa (74), Kansas (1), Minnesota (25), Missouri (10) Nebraska (20), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (13).
This is not the first time Fresh Express salad has been linked to a Cyclospora outbreak. In 2018, Fresh Express salad sold at McDonald’s was the source of a Cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 500 people. Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers represented multiple clients in that outbreak and we are representing clients in the current outbreak. In fact, our Cyclospora Team has represented clients in every major Cyclospora outbreak 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.