Cyclospora Salad Lawsuit Filed Against Fresh Express in Illinois

Our food safety lawyers filed a Cyclospora lawsuit in connection to the ongoing outbreak linked to Fresh Express bagged salad. The lawsuit (case number 20L528) was filed on behalf of a female resident of Illinois, who was sickened after eating Fresh Express salad purchased from ALDI. Our client, who is a type 1 diabetic, who hospitalized as a result of her Cyclospora infection.

“We rely on food manufacturers, producers, and sellers to keep our food safe from dangerous pathogens like Cyclospora. Outbreaks like this happen when food companies fail to follow the proper food safety procedures needed to protect consumers from developing serious foodborne illnesses.”Food Safety Attorney David Coyle

Cyclospora Bagged Salad Outbreak

On Friday, June 19th, the CDC and FDA announced an investigation of a Cyclospora outbreak linked to Fresh Express bagged salad products (containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots). The outbreak has sickened more than 500 people with Cyclospora infections. The salads associated with this outbreak were sold under the Fresh Express brand name as well as store brand names at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, and Walmart stores in 31 states and Washington, DC.

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Fresh Express has a long history of food safety violations. In the summer of 2018, Fresh Express was implicated in a Cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads that sickened more than 500 people. And just last December, Fresh Express salad was linked to an E.coli outbreak that sickened 10 people.

What Should I Do If I Think I Have Cyclospora?

The hallmark of a Cyclospora infection is explosive and watery diarrhea. Other symptoms may include abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating, nausea, and fatigue. If you became sick after eating Fresh Express bagged salad, see your healthcare provider and mention your exposure. Be sure to ask for the stool sample test for Cyclospora, which is different from the stool sample test for other foodborne pathogens. If your test is positive, report it to your state or local health department.

Experienced Cyclospora Attorneys

Our team of Cyclospora attorneys represent people who have been sickened by contaminated food. We have been successfully representing clients sickened in nearly every major food poisoning outbreak for the past 40 years. Our legal team offers free consultations for victims and their families. If you would like to talk to a lawyer about your potential case, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or fill out the form below.

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