Fresh Express announce recall of salad products

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is warning consumers that Fresh Express is recalling salad products contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The list of recalled products is here on the FDA’s website, items with product codes Z324 through Z350. Anyone with these products should return them to their store, or discard them.

Anyone who eats food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes can get Listeriosis, a serious infection for the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and their children.

Symptoms of Listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions, diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In pregnant women, infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn. Serious and sometimes fatal infections occur in older adults and people with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Anyone who has flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the healthcare provider about eating the contaminated food.

Anyone who has eaten these should call their healthcare provider.

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