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Possible E. coli contamination leads to Fresh Express Salad recall

Bags of Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to E. coli concerns. The recall comes after almost a dozen individuals in three states contracted E. coli shortly following consumption of the aforementioned Fresh Express salad kits.

Recalled Salad:

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit

UPC 0 71279 30906 4

Lot Code: begins with “Z”

Best By Date: up to and including Dec. 7, 2019

This E. coli strain is 0157:H7. This E. coli outbreak is not the same strain as the one that lead to the romaine lettuce recall from just a few weeks ago. Although it is possible the salad kits contained contaminated romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, experts and federal officials are unsure. If you believe you’ve contracted E. coli, the symptoms to be on the lookout for include: severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. Those that purchased the recalled salad kits should throw them out or return them to their retailer for a refund.

For WebMD’s story on the recall, click here:

To read the FDA’s release on the recall, follow this link: