The E. coli outbreak linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Salad has ended after sickening 10 people in 5 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This outbreak was caused by a different strain of E. coli O157:H7 than the one associated with the outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.
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Since the last CDC update about this outbreak on December 10, 2019, two additional illnesses from two additional states have been reported. The number of cases reported from each state is: Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Minnesota (4), North Dakota (1), and Wisconsin (3). The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 21 to 92 years old, reported onset of illness dates from November 5, 2019, to November 16, 2019. Four of them were hospitalized one of whom developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections.
The Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp salad kits associated with this outbreak had best-before dates up to and including December 7, 2019 so they should no longer be in stores.
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