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Fresh Express recall expanded again, now includes Walmart and ShopRite stores

We’ve written twice in the last 2 weeks about the Fresh Express salad recall. What began on June 18th as a recall due to undeclared ingredients that posed an allergen risk, was expanded earlier this week over concerns that the salads were linked to Cyclospora infections in the midwest. Well, the recall has been expanded once again. The recalled salads are now believed to have been shipped to Walmart and ShopRite stores across the country. 

It was initially believed that the salads linked to the cyclospora infections were only sent to Aldi, Hy-Vee, and Jewel-Osco stores. The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have now added Giant Eagle, Walmart, and ShopRite to the list of stores that received the recalled product. The recalled Fresh Express salads were distributed to more than 30 states and the District of Columbia. It’s important to note that it’s likely not all of the recalled salads are actually packaged and marked with the Fresh Express branding. The packaging and branding can vary depending on the retailer. When confirming the recalled product, look for a product code of Z178 “or lower”.

According to the New York Times, “at least 200” people in the midwest are suffering from cyclospora infections. So just what are the symptoms of cyclospora? As explains, “symptoms of such an [cyclospora] infection frequent bowel movements, loss of appetite, bloating, and more. If you’ve purchased any of the recalled salads, you should dispose of them immediately, or return them to their place of purchase for a refund.

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