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Fresh Express expands their salad recall

We wrote last Friday, June 19th of a recall by Fresh Express of their Southwest Chopped Salad Kits due to undeclared ingredients. The ingredients included wheat, soy, cashews, and coconut. Fresh Express is now expanding their salad recall out of fears they’re linked to a spread of Cyclospora infections in the mid-west. Consumers are being warned not to consume any Fresh Express products that include iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, or carrots.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cyclospora is a microscopic parasite. The parasite attacks the intestinal tract and can cause diarrhea. The recalled products were sold throughout the mid-west in Aldi, Giant Eagle, and Walmart stores. The recalled salads have a Product Code of Z178 or “a lower Z number”. They can be identified by the presence of the letter “Z” at the beginning of their Product Code. The Product Code can be found “on the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package” according to 

If you purchased any of the recalled products from those stores, they should be discarded immediately. Customers can also contact the Fresh Express Consumer REsponse Center by phone at: (800) 242-5472 Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time with questions or for a full refund.

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