WARNING: Fresh Express Chopped Salad Kits Linked to Multi-state E.coli Outbreak
The Center for Disease Control and Food Drug Administration are investigating a multi-state E.coli outbreak thought to be caused by a particular brand of pre-made salad kits.
Officials have issued a recall on Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits as they believe the kits are likely source of an E.coli outbreak.
So far, eight people have been affected in three states.
Four cases were reported in Minnesota, three in Wisconsin, and one in North Dakota.
No deaths have been reported, but three people have been hospitalized and one person has experienced kidney failure.
The CDC explicitly issued this warning:
DO NOT EAT or SELL Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with this identifying information: UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best-before date up to and including 07DEC19.
This information is printed on the front of the bag in the top right corner.
Check your fridge for this salad kit. If you find this salad anywhere, do the following:
- Don’t eat it. Throw it away.
- Even if some of the kit was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest away.
- Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where the salad kit was stored.
- Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve this salad kit.
- Take action if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection.
- Talk to your healthcare provider.
- Write down what you ate in the week before…
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