Eating Healthy? There’s a Packaged Salad Recall
If you have been eating healthy and buying those bagged salads that are pre-cut and washed for you, you are going to want to check your fridge. There is a recall of a major brand that is causing an intestinal infection. Here are the details. Most of us buy the packaged lettuce to make salads because it is super convenient and fresh. If you are like me, you want to make sure that you look to see if you purchased Fresh Express brand bagged salads.
According to News 10 ABC, there is a major recall of Fresh Express packaged salad. So far the outbreak has affected more than six hundred people across eleven states including New York.
The Fresh Express bagged salads have left thirty-seven people hospitalized with cyclospora. Cyclospora is an infection that affects the intestines. Symptoms of the infection are severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, body aches, and fatigue. If you are infected, an antibiotic is a quick treatment.
The Fresh Express recall is for their bagged salad sold in New York state between June 6th and June 26th. The salads are ones clearly marked with the letter "Z" at the beginning of the product code. You can find this code in the upper right-hand corner on the front of the package. The only bagged salad affected are the ones with iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and carrots. The product code is Z178 or lower numbers are the ones being recalled. There are no other Fresh Express products under this recall.
If you have questions or wish to get a refund, you can contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 1-800-242-5472 Monday through Saturday from 8 am until 7 pm and on Sunday from 11 am until 7 pm.