August 3, 2020

Fresh Express Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Has Sickened 509 in 8 States

According to the FDA, the Fresh Express salad cyclospora outbreak has ┬ásickened at least 509 people in 8 states as of July 8, 2020. That’s an increase of more than 300 new cases since the last update on June 29, 2020. Thirty-three people are hospitalized because they are so ill. There is also a cyclospora outbreak in Canada, with exposure to certain Fresh Express salad products as a likely source of these infections.

Fresh Express Salad Cyclospora Outbreak Has Sickened 509 in 8 States

The case count by state is: Iowa (160), Illinois (151), Kansas (5), Minnesota (63), Missouri (46), Nebraska (48), North Dakota (6), and Wisconsin (30). The illness onset dates rate from 5/11/2020 to 7/1/2020.

The investigation includes Fresh Express salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots that were sold in several regions of the United States. The Fresh Express brand is included, along with products made by Fresh Express for retail store brands that were sold at ALDI, Giant Eagle, Hy Vee, Jewel-Osco, ShopRite, and Walmart. Other retail brands may be added to this list as the instigation proceeds.

Fresh Express recalled products containing either iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, or carrots, with the product code Z178 or a lower number on June 27, 2020. ALDI, Walmart, HyVee, and Jewel-Osco also recalled their individual products at various times in June 2020.

The recalled products with the product code Z178 were sold in these states:Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The recalled salads were made in the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, Illinois and have the potential to be contaminated with cyclospora.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

You can contact food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker for help by calling 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

Noted food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many cyclosporiasis clients in lawsuit, said, “It’s amazing how fast this outbreak is growing. No one should get sick just because they bought a bagged salad at the supermarket. Some of clients have been seriously ill.”

The symptoms of cyclosporiasis, the illness caused by this microscopic parasite, include weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, loss of appetite, stomach and abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, and explosive and watery diarrhea.

If you or someone you know has been experiencing these symptoms, especially if you have eaten a bagged salad, see your doctor. You may be part of this Fresh Express salad cyclospora outbreak. If you live in one of the states mentioned above

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been sickened with a cyclospora infection after eating recalled Fresh Express or store brand bagged salads, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

 

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