In Minnesota, a Cyclospora bagged salad outbreak has sickened at least 63 people who ate salads, now under recall, containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrots. The illnesses are part of a multistate outbreak that includes hundreds of illnesses in seven other states Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. So far, a total of 509 people have been sickened and 33 people have been hospitalized.
Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora Lawyers are representing people sickened in this outbreak, contact us today for a free consultation.
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The recalled salads were sold under the brand name Fresh Express and have a product code of Z178 or a lower and under store brand names at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite and Walmart.
Cyclospora is a parasite that causes illness when feces from an infected person contaminate food or water that is used to grow or prepare food. Symptoms of an infection include diarrhea that can be explosive or watery, abdominal cramps, nausea, weight loss, bloating and fatigue. Without treatment, these symptoms can last for weeks or months.
If you ate a recalled salad and developed symptoms, contact your healthcare provider and request a test. A Cyclospora stool sample test that is separate from the standard stool sample test for foodborne pathogens can determine if you have a Cyclospora infection. If the test is positive, notify your local health department.
The recalled salads associated with this outbreak were sold under a variety of brand names but they were all made by Fresh Express at the company’s facility in Streamwood, IL. Two years ago, salads made by Fresh Express and sold at McDonald’s were linked to a Cyclospora outbreak that also sickened more than 500 people. Pritzker Hageman Cyclospora lawyers represented clients in that outbreak and recently filed suit against Fresh Express on behalf of one of the clients we are representing in the ongoing outbreak.
In fact, our team of Cyclospora attorneys has successfully represented clients sickened in every major Cyclospora outbreak in the U.S. To request a free consultation about your potential case, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below.